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Fire destroys roof of Powdersville apartment building

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Viewer photo of the fire (Courtesy: Paulette Croston) Viewer photo of the fire (Courtesy: Paulette Croston)
Flames shoot from apartment building (Courtesy: Joel Lister) Flames shoot from apartment building (Courtesy: Joel Lister)
Flames shooting from the building (Courtesy: Star Tumminelli) Flames shooting from the building (Courtesy: Star Tumminelli)
POWDERSVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Firefighters in Anderson County are investigating to determine what caused a large fire at an apartment complex Thursday morning.

The fire was reported at the Heritage Trace Apartments on Charles Town Drive in Powdersville around 6:30 a.m.

Multiple fire stations responded to the blaze.

Lt. Rick Owens with the Powdersville Fire Department said he was the first to arrive and found heavy flames shooting from the back side of the apartment.

Owners said it took firefighters about 40 minutes to put out the flames, which destroyed the roof of the building.

No one was hurt.

The American Red Cross said five to six families were forced out of their homes.

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