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2 Charlotte Firefighters Hurt In Blaze

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File photo of fire truck.(Photo by Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

File photo of fire truck.(Photo by Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/CBS Charlotte) — Two Charlotte firefighters have been hurt while fighting a fire at an apartment complex.

Firefighters were called to the Tyvola Centre apartments shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday.

Capt. Rob Brisley says nearly 80 firefighters worked about an hour to control the fire.

One firefighter was trapped by a partial roof collapse. Another firefighter was injured during ground operations. Both firefighters were treated and released from Charlotte hospitals.

No other injuries were reported, but 22 families have been displaced as a result of the fire.

Brisley says the fire damaged about two dozen units. Damages were estimated at about $500,000.

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