RALEIGH — Fire destroyed most of an apartment complex near N.C. State University early Saturday, but no one was injured. The fire was blamed on improperly discarded smoking material.
A neighbor reported the blaze at University Commons, 1501 Graduate Lane, about 4 a.m. When the first fire units arrived they found large flames coming from the roof of the three-story, wood-frame building. The fire was declared under control at 6 a.m., according to a report released by the Raleigh Fire Department.
Twenty-five tenants were displaced by the fire.