The Durham Fire Department responded to the third working fire in less than twenty-four hours. Just arriving "A" shift got called for a structure fire at 0720 on 10/11/00 for a reported apartment fire. Upon the arrival of first due E-1 (E-1 had been first due at all three working fires), E-1 found fire in a downstairs apartment, and heavy smoke from and upstairs apartment. Heavy smoke was also coming from the eaves and gable ends. Both apartments were forced and fire was fought in both apartments. The fire was quickly brought under control in twenty minutes. Responding on the fire was: E-1, E-2, E-5, L-1, L-2, Squad 1, Squad 2, Mobile Support 1, and Battalion 1. The fire is under investigation.