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Arlington apartment fire displaces 20

An early-morning apartment fire Monday in east Arlington displaced 20 people, but most of them will be able to return to their homes once utilities are restored, according to reports.

The two-alarm blaze was reported at 4:15 a.m. at the apartments located in the 2000 block of Bridgeview Drive, an emergency dispatcher said.

The blaze was finally put out at 6:46 a.m., the dispatcher said.

Broadcast news reports stated that one man was trapped by the fire and had to be rescued. The cause of the fire had not been determined early Monday.

The American Red Cross responded and determined that 20 people could not stay at their apartments Monday because utilities were shut off, said Anita Foster, spokeswoman for the agency.

Foster added, however, that only one person needed financial help from the agency.

"But, since it will be almost 100 degrees out there today, we're still out there making sure everyone has a cool place today," Foster said.

Check back for more details.

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