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One Person Dead in Fort Worth Apartment Fire

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One man has died and dozens forced from their homes after a fire Monday night at an apartment complex in Fort Worth, firefighters say.

The man has been identified as 47 year old Stephen Meyers who lived in the complex.

Firefighters were called to the 6400 block of Wildwood Circle North just after 7 p.m.

When crews arrived, flames were seen coming from all three floors of the apartment building, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

Crews immediately called for backup, due to the size of the fire and the size of the building.

MedStar officials said one person was hurt and was taken to a local hospital, where they later died. The person's name and have not been released.

"These are never easy. These are not situations that the Fort Worth Fire Department likes to be in anytime, that we have residents that are displaced by fire," said Fort Worth fire spokesman Mike Drivdahl. "It is hard anytime that we have anybody that is injured by fire. It is even harder and then when we have somebody that is killed as a result of fire. It makes it even harder than anybody can imagine."

The fire was under control by about 8:15 p.m., Fort Worth fire said.

A total of 24 units were damaged by the fire, with 12 units destroyed and 36 people displaced due to the fire. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to those who were in need of shelter.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, firefighters said.

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