Occupants of six units in the Carlson Bay Apartments off Cliffdale Road were displaced this morning after a small fire in one of the residences. The fire at 975 Bassman Lane was reported at 12:33 a.m., a Fayetteville Fire Department release said.

Heavy smoke was coming from one unit in the three-story building when firefighters arrived. An automatic sprinkler head in the apartment had extinguished the fire, the release said. Heat and smoke damage were confined to the one apartment, but six were affected by water damage.

No injuries were reported.

Residents of the building were evacuated as a precaution but were allowed to return once firefighters had left. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents. The fire started in the living room of the apartment, the release said, but the cause has not been determined.

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