Apartment Fire Displaces 20 in Huntersville

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courtesy Huntersville Fire

An apartment fire at the Fairways at Birkdale Apartments in Huntersville damaged 9 apartments and displaced 20 people Friday from their homes.

Huntersville Fire got the call to go to Streamview Drive just before 2 a.m. Friday morning. When they got there, the fire was in the attic and on a few balconies. Neighbors on the second and third floors had to escape on the stairwell.

Investigators believe the fire started on a balcony on the first floor, and spread up to the second and third floors. The Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause.