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Des Moines firefighters carry man from apartment

Published On: Apr 17 2013 06:42:27 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 06:42:00 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

Firefighters have rescued a man whose Des Moines apartment filled with smoke from a fire at an apartment beneath his.

The Des Moines Register says the fire was reported by a passer-by a little before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters found a mattress aflame in the first-floor apartment.

A man who lives in a second-floor apartment called out for help, and firefighters carried him out of his smoke-filled apartment and the building. He was treated for minor smoke inhalation.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated. Officials say the person who lives in the apartment where the fire occurred left when firefighters arrived.

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