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12 apartments damaged in west Charlotte fire

Firefighters examine the damage following a three-alarm apartment fire in west Charlotte Sunday, July 5, 2015. It took over an hour for the more than 60 firefighters to control the blaze in the Forest Pawtuckett neighborhood. 12 units in the building were damaged. No occupants were injured.
Firefighters examine the damage following a three-alarm apartment fire in west Charlotte Sunday, July 5, 2015. It took over an hour for the more than 60 firefighters to control the blaze in the Forest Pawtuckett neighborhood. 12 units in the building were damaged. No occupants were injured. tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Twelve apartments were damaged but no one was seriously injured after a fire broke out in a west Charlotte apartment complex Sunday afternoon.

According to Charlotte fire officials, heavy flames were showing from the building when they arrived on Spyglass Place. Neighbors say they heard what sounded like fireworks before they saw flames.

Eight of the 12 units were reportedly occupied when the fire started, and everyone was able to get out safely, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

Medic said one person was being treated for minor burns on the scene. Two firefighters reportedly needed medical attention because of the heat.

In the midst of the blaze, firefighters rescued a small cat. The Charlotte Fire Department tweeted a photo and said the “little fellow” was in good condition, just a little wet.

The Red Cross was on scene to help residents who were displaced.

Fire officials have not said what started the blaze.

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