2 remain hospitalized from Fayetteville apartment fire

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Two of the three victims of the Summertime Apartments fire Friday remain hospitalized.

The fire engulfed one of the buildings at 6512-A Jeffrey Drive. It happened about 10 p.m. The fire resulted in three injuries and the displacement of 13 people.

Anthony Faison, 27, and a 1-year-old child continue to receive treatment at the NC Jaycee's Burn Center at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill. Both are described as stable.


Another victim, Rashida Freeman, 23, was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and later released.

Faison and the child were residents of the apartment unit where the fire began. Freeman lived in an adjacent unit. All of them managed to escape the building by the time firefighters arrived.

The Fayetteville Fire Department said the fire started in the kitchen and was ruled accidental. Fire and Police said unattended cooking led to the fire.

The apartment complex is helping the 13 displaced people relocate to other apartments within the complex.
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