One taken to hospital after fire breaks out at senior apartments in downtown Raleigh

One person was injured after a fire broke out at an apartment building housing seniors in downtown Raleigh Monday morning.

Firefighters were called to Sir Walter Apartments on Fayetteville Street at about 1:45 a.m., according to ABC11, The News & Observer’s newsgathering partner.

The Raleigh fire chief said the fire started on the seventh floor, and it was under control in about 20 minutes.

About 14 fire crews and 55 firefighters were involved in putting out the fire.

One person was taken to the hospital with burns on their body, the fire chief said.

Many of the residents who evacuated have returned inside the building.

This story will be updated as we get more information.