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Ballantyne-area apartment fire under investigation

(Micah Smith | WBTV) (Micah Smith | WBTV)

An apartment roof fire is under investigation in the Ballantyne area. 

The Charlotte Fire Department says they got a call around 2 a.m. about a fire at an apartment on Community House Road near Toringdon Way. Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a dumpster on the roof, which was quickly extinguished. 

Charlotte Fire Captain Drew Lazarus says the fire is under investigation because of its location. 

When the fire started, there were reportedly reports of fireworks in the area and a small lightning storm that came through. 

“It’s not normal for a dumpster to light off on the roof of an apartment complex," Lazarus says. "There were reports of fireworks in the area.”

The complex was also under construction at the time. 

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