Durham County

Woman burned, two others treated for smoke inhalation after Sunday blaze

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation and a woman was treated for second and third-degree burns Sunday after an early morning fire at 2525 White Pine Drive, according to Durham Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi.

Iannuzzi said firefighters were dispatched at 4:34 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, to a structure fire at 2525 White Pine Drive. On arrival firefighters saw heavy smoke and fire from the first floor of a two-story apartment building. They brought the fire under control within 10 minutes of arrival, but not before the three people were injured.

All three were take to area hospitals by Durham County EMS, Iannuzzi said.

He said it was a woman in the first floor apartment who suffered the burns and two occupants of the second floor apartment who were treated for smoke inhalation.

Iannuzzi said the first floor apartment incurred heavy fire damage and the apartment above it smoke damage.

He said early Sunday evening that the DFD was still investigating the cause of the fire and had no results to announce.