4 taken to burn centers after apartment fire in Frederick

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FREDERICK, Maryland — Authorities say several people have been injured in an early morning apartment fire in Frederick, Maryland.

Officials say firefighters were called to 1465 Key Parkway about 2:15 a.m. Monday.

Ten occupants of the building were treated and taken to medical facilities, and four were transported to area burn centers.

Lt. Jeffrey Shippey of the Division of Fire and Rescue Services said a woman and two children were in critical condition Monday morning at Washington-area burn centers.

Firefighters worked for about forty-five minutes to extinguish the fire, whch displaced 24 people and left six apartments uninhabitable.

The American Red Cross is helping the displaced residents.

The county fire marshal's office continues to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.

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