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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A two-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building in east Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.

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It started around 2:40 p.m. at the Ashley Place Apartments in the 5700 block of Electra Lane.

Medics did not transfer anyone to the hospital.

There is no word yet on a cause, but investigators say it started in a kitchen.

AirStar caught video of the two completely destroyed unites. In all, eight families were displaced because utilities had to be turned off for eight units. This is particularly devastating on a night when temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s.

The damage is estimated to total around $200,000.

Firefighters managed to save six apartments.

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