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Raleigh apartment fire displaces 46

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A late-night fire at a Raleigh apartment building had residents leaping for safety, including at least one couple that jumped from the third floor to escape the gushing flames.

One woman who jumped from a third-floor window said she survived the hard fall with bruises on her right foot.

The fire call came in Sunday night around 11:45 p.m. from apartments at 611 Peyton Street, in south Raleigh.

Residents and firefighters said seven people, including children, either jumped or were thrown out the window from the third floor where the fire started.

Thirteen people were transported to the hospital with injuries. Officials don't know the extent of the injuries.

Many residents wrapped themselves in blankets on a cold night as they watched firefighters battle the blaze.

The fire displaced at least 46 people, officials said.

The upper floors burned and there is water damage on the lower floors. Officials hope that residences can go in and get personal belongings from the lower floors later Monday.

The Red Cross is putting the victims up in a nearby hotel until Wednesday. They are about to find out if they can retrieve their belongings.

According to a fire report, there was an estimated loss of $150,000 in property damage and another estimated loss of $50,000 in contents.

On the Fire Marshall's website, WNCN found violations for the apartment complex that it failed to show proof that smoke alarms and fire extinguishers were being serviced on a regular basis. They are installed, but there is no record of them being maintained.

At least one resident told WNCN she woke up to the sound of her smoke alarm Sunday night.

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