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Greensboro apartment fire puts 14 people out of their homes before Thanksgiving

Fire officials said one person had to go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Four cats were also rescued from the building.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fourteen people are out of their homes just days before Thanksgiving after an apartment fire in Greensboro early Monday morning. 

Greensboro fire officials said firefighters were called out to an apartment building on Arlington Street around 4:30 a.m. after a fire started in one of the units. It took a half-hour to get the fire under control, and about 30 firefighters responded. 

Fourteen people were displaced and four cats were also pulled from the building. Fire officials said one person was taken to Cone Health's emergency room for minor smoke inhalation. 

"It's unfortunate any time of the year that you see someone get displaced, but especially this time of the year," Greensboro Fire Deputy Chief Dwayne Church said.

The total damage was around $30,000. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

"One thing that we think that really helped for the early notification of this fire is this apartment complex did have working smoke alarms," Church said. "We want all of our residents in Greensboro to have a working smoke alarm, especially with the holidays coming up."

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