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Apartment fire puts families on the curb early Monday in southeast Charlotte

One woman was reportedly injured when the fire broke out in the apartment community in southeast Charlotte.
One woman was reportedly injured when the fire broke out in the apartment community in southeast Charlotte.

Charlotte Fire Departments crews battled a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in southeast Charlotte early Monday.

The department sent out a tweet shortly after 6 a.m. noting the they were working a fire at an apartment in the 800 block of Southwood Oaks Lane. Fifty firefighters responded and had the fire under control in 40 minutes.

Firefighters reported seeing heavy flames and smoke coming from one of the buildings, and fire was shooting through the roof, reported WSOC.

A woman was sent to the hospital after being burned, reported the Observer's news partner WBTV. She was reportedly awakened by the fire and burned her hand while trying to open the door, a relative told the station. The woman is expected to be OK.

Crews said the apartment building has been evacuated. Officials did not say whether any residents were displaced.

It is unclear what caused the blaze.

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