Apartment fire forces evacuations in Central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

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Flames were shooting out of the roof of the apartment complex at Marks and Weber when firefighters arrived.

Five of the eight apartments were damaged, leaving eighteen people without a place to stay.

Residents living directly above the unit where the fire began -- ran out without time to put on their shoes.

Investigators say two children playing with a lighter sparked the fire. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

The Red Cross is helping those affected.

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