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Fire rips through Carlsbad apartment complex

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Posted at 6:16 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 09:17:23-05

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - Dozens of residents were forced out into the cold Thursday morning after a fire erupted at a Carlsbad apartment complex.

The two-alarm fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. in the 1000 block of Chinquapin Avenue, according to Carlsbad Fire officials.

While the cause of the fire is under investigation, the blaze forced numerous residents evacuate the complex.

It took firefighters about 25 minutes to knock down the flames.

No injuries were reported.

As of 6 a.m., at least four families were displaced and dozens of other residents are unable to return to their homes.

10News learned police were taking evacuees to nearby restaurants to keep them warm due to the frigid temperatures.