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Large Fire at Fort Worth Apartments Forces Dozens From Homes

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It took dozens of firefighters to contain a large fire that ignited inside an apartment building in East Fort Worth Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported about 4 p.m. at a three-story building in the Maxwell Apartments community located on the 1700 block of Cherbourg Drive, near Eastchase Parkway and Brentwood Star Road.

Video from Texas Sky Ranger showed multiple Fort Worth fire crews surrounding the building as thick gray and black smoke billowed from the roof.

Fort Worth fire spokesman Mike Drivdahl said a total of about 80 firefighters were called to battle the flames and contain the fire to the single building.

No injuries were reported, Drivdahl said, though 24 adults and nine children were displaced as a result of the fire.

The fire appeared to have ignited in an apartment on the lower level of the affected building before spreading into the attic.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire to ignite.

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