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FD: Man injured, 80 displaced in third-alarm fire in north Phoenix

The apartment fire began Thursday evening in the area of Cave Creek Road and Cinnabar Avenue.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department said at least 80 people have been displaced after a third-alarm fire in north Phoenix Thursday night. 

Crews responded to the fire around 7 p.m. near Cave Creek Road and Cinnabar Avenue for reports of heavy smoke and fire in a single-story apartment complex. 

Firefighters said the initial fire spread to a nearby two-story apartment building, and it took multiple engines and ladders to contain the fire.  

A total of approximately 80 people will be displaced as a result of the incident, according to Phoenix firefighters.

Crews said an adult male suffered a minor injury in the blaze.

Crisis response units have arranged for the evacuated residents to be transported to temporary housing.  

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This was the first of three massive fires in the city Thursday night. Fire crews were able to get quick control of two other fires in north and west Phoenix. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to 12News for updates.

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