No injuries were reported in a large fire that damaged two dozen units of a 3-story apartment building Thursday evening in southern Fort Worth, firefighters say.
In a statement, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman said crews were first dispatched to an apartment fire shortly before 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of Ridgecrest Way in South Fort Worth.
At one point firefighters were forced to move into a defensive position to keep the fire from spreading further, the spokesman said. An 8:45 p.m. update from the fire department said the fire was under control.
There have been no reported injuries, firefighters said.
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Up to 24 units have been affected by fire or a combination of fire, smoke and water, the spokesman said. The number of residents displaced is not yet known but the American Red Cross was offering assistance to those in need.
Images shared with NBC 5 News showed flames and smoke soaring from the roof of what appeared to be multiple units.
It's not yet clear what sparked the fire. Crews will be investigating what caused it.
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Emergency crews are asking people to avoid the area.