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Firefighters: 3 families displaced by apartment fire

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Photos courtesy Jim Landis, Gastonia Fire Department Photos courtesy Jim Landis, Gastonia Fire Department
Photos courtesy Jim Landis, Gastonia Fire Department Photos courtesy Jim Landis, Gastonia Fire Department
GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Firefighters with the Gastonia Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Monday that left three families displaced.

The fire started at the Fern Forest Apartments Monday afternoon. Officials said maintenance workers accidentally started the fire while working on plumbing in the walls of one of the units.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke coming from the attic area of the building, officials said.

Twenty-four firefighters were then able to get the fire under control in about 30 minutes.

Three families were displaced by the fire, and will be relocated in other apartments in the complex.

No injuries were reported.

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