18 Left Homeless After Early-Morning Apartment Fire in Arlington

An early-morning apartment fire in Arlington damaged four residences and left 18 people with out a home Tuesday.[[382105821,R]]

Firefighters arrived at the Park Row East Apartments on the 1300 block of Timberview at about 1 a.m. to find several vehicles on fire and flames coming from residences on both the first and second floors.

Due to the intensity of the fire, a second alarm was immediately requested, fire officials said. Ultimately eight engines were dispatched, as well as three ladder trucks, two battalion chiefs and an ambulance.

"Crews engaged in an aggressive interior attack to control the fire and search for occupants. All occupants escaped safely, but several reported smoke inhalation. The occupants were evaluated by paramedics, but none required transport to the hospital," fire officials said in a statement.

Once the fire was out, firefighters confirmed damage to four residences that housed 18 people. The Arlington Fire Department requested the Red Cross assist those who were left homeless by the fire.

Arlington fire investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but they did say it originated on a ground floor patio.

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