2-alarm fire at Durham townhome complex under construction causes unit to collapse

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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There were no injuries in the fire.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 2-alarm fire at a Durham townhome complex under construction drew dozens of firefighters overnight.

The blaze at the three-story structure on Gordon Street caused high-reaching flames and forced one unit to collapse. The adjacent units were damaged.

"It was really crazy. I can't even explain it, really," said witness Alex Kelly. "I was just thinking 'is everyone okay and stuff like that.'"

65 firefighters responded, according to a release from Durham Fire Department. The fire took about 30 minutes to get under control. No one was injured.

Investigators are looking into what caused the fire.