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Residents hurt in Fort Worth apartment fire

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FORT WORTH, Texas - Several people were hurt Wednesday morning in a large apartment fire near Interstate 30 and Eastchase Parkway in Fort Worth.

The fire at the La Jolla Terrace Apartments on Alexis Avenue began around 5:30 a.m. and quickly spread to two alarms.

Traffic cameras along I-30 showed heavy smoke rising from the apartments.

Fort Worth Fire Department's Battallion Chief Richard Harrison confirmed four people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. They suffered smoke inhalation or got hurt while jumping from a second floor to escape the flames.

A total of 14 units in three buildings were damaged. The American Red Cross is now helping the 35 people who were displaced.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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