Woman hospitalized after two-alarm fire erupts at east Charlotte apartment

Caroline Hicks | WBTV
Caroline Hicks | WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman was injured when a two-alarm fire erupted at an apartment complex in east Charlotte Monday morning.

The fire occurred at an apartment in the 800 block of Southwood Oaks Lane just before 6 a.m. The Charlotte Fire Department tweeted about the fire around 6:08 a.m.

Firefighters said flames were shooting through the roof when they arrived. Nearly 50 firefighters were able to control the blaze within 40 minutes, crews said.

A woman was sent to the hospital after being burned in the fire. The woman's sister said the fire woke up her up. The woman reportedly burned her hand while trying to open the door.  She is expected to be OK.

Family members of the victim captured a video of the blaze.

Crews said the apartment building has been evacuated. Officials did not say whether any residents were displaced.

It is unclear what caused the blaze.

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