No injuries were reported Tuesday morning when fire damaged a building at the Quail Valley Apartments in south Charlotte.
The fire was reported about 6:30 a.m. at the apartment complex behind a shopping center at Quail Hollow and Carmel roads.
Charlotte fire Capt. Mark Basnight said crews found heavy smoke coming from a building when they arrived. Basnight said it took a crew of 27 firefighters a little less than 20 minutes to deal with the blaze.
He said four apartment units were affected.
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Two residents told the Observer that the worst of the fire was contained to a single apartment unit. A woman who lived there was able to escape safely, residents said. Her dog also got out OK.
The Observer’s Davie Hinshaw contributed.