Arlington

December 30, 2013

1 killed in early-morning apartment fire in Arlington

One person was killed and 16 people were displaced in an early-morning apartment complex fire in east Arlington.

A man was killed in an apartment fire that started shortly after midnight in east Arlington.

Four children and 12 adults were displaced by the fire, which affected eight apartment units at Cimarron Crossing Apartments at 2014 Remington Dr., said Lt. Lee Tovar, spokesman with the Arlington Fire Department.

Crews were dispatched at 12:52 a.m. today and could see flames and smoke while in route to the fire, Tovar said. Additional fire units were called to evacuate the complex and extinguish the fire.

A woman who works in the apartment office said the office is accepting donated items for the families, such as blankets, clothes and furniture. She declined to give her name.

The woman said that of the four children, one was a 6-year-old boy and another was an infant girl about 6 months old. The apartment complex is working on relocating the families to other units, she said. She was not sure of the other children’s ages.

The American Red Cross was at the scene of the fire assistant the victims, said Tovar.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The names of the victims were not immediately available.

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