17 people forced out of Raleigh apartment building due to fire

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Firefighters were at the scene of an apartment building fire in Raleigh on Wednesday night. According to the Red Cross, the flames forced 17 people out of their homes.

The call went out at 3900 Water Oak Drive for the two-alarm fire at the Oaks Apartments.

Fire crews were able to put out the fire on the roof of the two story apartments that damaged 40% of the building.

According to witnesses on the scene, fire crews were battling the flames for about an hour. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation.

One neighbor told ABC11 that he didn't realize anything was wrong until a neighbor came and knocked on his door.
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