The fire happened just after 5 a.m. at a two-story apartment complex in the 5000 block of Wallingford Drive.
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75 firefighters were on scene along with Raleigh police and the Red Cross.
According to Raleigh fire officials, 6 units are uninhabitable and 10 people are displaced.
The cause of the fire has been listed as accidental cooking.
No one was injured.