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Residents safe after fire traps them on 2nd floor of complex

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(Source: CBS 5 News) The fire started on the bottom floor of the older apartment complex about 7 a.m. and trapped residents on the upper floor. (Source: CBS 5 News) The fire started on the bottom floor of the older apartment complex about 7 a.m. and trapped residents on the upper floor.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Phoenix firefighters knocked down an apartment fire that trapped a number of residents on a second-floor balcony Thursday morning.

A Phoenix fire spokesman said the fire started in the older apartment complex at 3420 W. Rose Lane about 7 a.m. The fire began in a bottom floor apartment that filled a nearby stairwell with smoke and flames, trapping the residents on the upper floor, the spokesman said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and rescued the trapped residents.

Only one unit was impacted by the fire and no one was injured, the spokesman said.

The cause was still under investigation.

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