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Improperly discarded smoking materials spark fire in Vickery Meadow neighborhood

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Dallas firefighters battled a two-alarm fire Thursday afternoon in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.

A unit in a two-story apartment complex caught fire in the 8500 block of Park Lane due to improperly discarded smoking materials, according to fire officials. The fire was contained to one building, but two units sustained smoke, fire and/or water damage.

Seven people were displaced because of the fire, but the American Red Cross is said to be assisting them.

Heavy smoke from the fire could be seen from nearby Central Expressway.

No injuries were reported.

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