Dozens Displaced Following Wilmington Apartment Fire

WILMINGTON (CBSLA.com)  —   A large and stubborn fire displaced two dozen residents of a Wilmington apartment complex Friday morning.

No one was injured in the blaze that took place in the 500 block of North Wilmington Boulevard just after 9:40 a.m.

Fire Department spoksewoman Amy Bastman said the fire was knocked down in about an hour.

The fire spread quickly over several units in the single-story building.

Officials said the roof partially collapsed.

Authorities said 26 people — 15 children — were displaced by the fire.

The Red Cross was on hand quickly to help with the relocation efforts.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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