The Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 500 N. Columbia St. at 11:52 a.m. on Wednesday. Reports say the fire began in Unit B which was a vacant unit of the North Columbia Street public housing community.
The units on either side of Unit B were also affected with smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The call was responded to by four Chapel Hill Fire Department engine companies, one Carrboro company, three Orange County EMS units, six supervisory staff members and one Chapel Hill police officer. One Chapel Hill firefighter was transported to UNC Hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
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