North Durham apartment complex damaged in fire

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The roof over a deck area was destroyed.

A fire damaged several units of the Crystal Village Apartments on Camelia Drive in north Durham Sunday afternoon.

Pictures from the scene showed firefighters putting out hot spots and it appeared a large section of roof over the deck area of one apartment was destroyed.

The blaze was reported around 3:30 p.m.

Two other apartments also suffered heavy smoke and water damage.

Investigators said the fire started with a cigarette.

The Red Cross was helping 9 of 12 residents who were not able to return to their homes.

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