A fire quickly consumed a two-story condo on Old Course Road in Aberdeen at the former Pit Golf Course with people initially trapped inside.
The fire broke out just after 10 pm Saturday night and quickly spread to the grass and bushes around the complex which covered a large area. The condo had two separate units, one on each floor, and two people were trapped in the second floor unit.
The first fire units on the scene used a ladder to reach the people trapped upstairs. They were both transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation.
Multiple fire departments responded to the fire, and more than twelve fire trucks were on the scene as they battled the blaze for more than an hour. The Forestry Service also responded due to the outside fire.
Red Cross officials were on the scene and assisting those displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There are reports of loud explosions in the area at the time the fire started.
Responding to the fire were units from Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Pinehurst Fire Department, Pinebluff Fire Department, Eastwood Fire Department, West End Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Aberdeen Police Department.