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Raleigh police: Three fatalities at apartment complex fire

(Raleigh, NC-AP) February 22, 2007 - Authorities found three people dead inside a burning apartment Thursday as firefighters battled a separate fire that destroyed as many as 35 townhouses.

Raleigh police Captain Chris Bertram says firefighters found the badly burned bodies of a man, a woman and an infant inside an apartment after breaking through a dead-bolted door.

He says that up to five children may have lived in the apartment according to tax records, though it was unclear if the victims were related.

Police are searching for any other children who may have lived there. And Bertram says they're also investigating the fire as a crime scene for now.

Meanwhile, a massive fire burned more than 30 homes and townhouses in north Raleigh on a windy afternoon, forcing the evacuation of several nearby homes and businesses.

No injuries were reported in that fire.

Several brush fires also are burning in North Carolina Thursday evening, including one near Fayetteville and about 20 in northwest North Carolina.

Posted 7:47pm by Chantelle Janelle

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