A fire in Gastonia damaged a 12-unit apartment building in the 1200 block of Union Road early Sunday.
Firefighters received a call for help at 1:36 a.m. When they arrived at the Patriot Apartments, near East Garrison Road, they found a three-story building ablaze, with smoke and flames visible outside.
Residents were evacuated and no one was injured, according to a report from the Gastonia Fire Department.
A bystander’s video shows an inferno consuming a second-story unit and its balcony as well as the building’s roof as burning debris collects near the foundation.
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Five residences had heavy damage and the remaining seven had some damage from smoke and water. The cause of the fire has not been reported.
A total of 30 emergency responders and five apparatus were on the scene. The fire was extinguished in about 25 minutes, according to the report.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms