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Lawton Apartment Fire Investigation

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Lawton Fire Investigators said the cause of the fire at an apartment complex was because of a cooking accident.  Sever people were displace Monday morning.

It started at a complex on 63rd St. and Oak Ave. just after midnight Monday. Investigators flames from one apartment spread to the breezeway outside, trapping several people inside upstairs units. Several people jumped from their windows to escape the flames.

A few residents suffering from smoke inhalation were taken to the hospital. A total of 8 units in the complex were damaged.

The Whinery Huddleston Funeral Home hosted those displaced from the fire so they could meet with officials from the American Red Cross. 
Residents whose homes were damaged were placed in hotels Monday morning. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Stay with Newschannel 6 for any updates.