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Grand Prairie apartment fire displaces 25 families

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Firefighters were able to save more than 30 people from a burning apartment complex in Grand Prairie.

The initial call came in as a kitchen fire but investigators are still looking into the cause.   

Fire was coming out of a first floor unit at Clayton's Mark Apartments.

Six apartments are gone but the fire wall saved eight other units.

Many residents didn't know what was happening.

"A lot of them didn't know it was going on. The wind was a tremendous hamper today. It helped fuel the fire. It really stopped the firefighting because it kept the smoke to the ground. All 25 people got out," said Chief Robert Fite of Grand Prairie Fire Department.

The displaced residents were moved to a shelter.

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