Fire damages 14 units of Raleigh apartment complex

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Firefighters were busy Friday night battling a smoky fire at a Raleigh apartment building.

The two-alarm fire started around 7:30 p.m. at the complex on Generation Drive, which is just off of North Hills Drive.

Video from the scene showed a lot of smoke, but few flames.

An 18-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with severe burns. She died Saturday as a result of her injuries.

Fourteen units were damaged in the fire, and 24 tenants have been displaced by the blaze. The Red Cross is assisting those families.

One resident says her friends were forced out of their apartment because of fumes. She said it was quite a surprise to come home to see all of it happening.

"I can't even imagine what it must be long as everybody's okay, though. It doesn't seem to be that bad," said resident Donna Fletch.

Officials say the fire started when the victim tried to harm herself.

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