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Fire forces people from 8 apartment units

Lawton- A fire at a west Lawton apartment complex forced some people to jump for their lives early Monday morning.

The blaze broke out around 12:15 a.m. in an apartment building on Northwest 63rd and Oak Avenue. Investigators say flames from one apartment spread to a breezeway outside, trapping people in the four upstairs units. With no way to escape, several people jumped from windows to get out. We're told a one year old baby was actually dropped to a person below to escape the flames.

Several people were taken to hospitals with smoke inhalation, twisted ankles and scrapes. A total of eight apartment units were damaged. Whinnery-Huddleston Funeral Home opened its doors for victims to gather and meet with American Red Cross Officials. They're putting them up in hotels this morning and providing food and clothing assistance until more permanent arrangements can be made. The Lawton Fire Marshal's office says the cause of the blaze is undetermined at this point, but the investigator was still working late into the morning.

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