No injuries were reported in a large fire that damaged two dozen units of a 3-story apartment building Thursday night in south Fort Worth, firefighters said.

In a statement, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesperson said crews were first dispatched to an apartment fire shortly before 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of Ridgecrest Way in South Fort Worth.

At one point, firefighters were forced into a defensive position to prevent the fire from spreading further, the spokesman said. An 8:45 p.m. update from the fire department said the blaze was under control.

No injuries were reported, firefighters said.

Up to 24 units were affected by fire or a combination of fire, smoke and water, the spokesperson said. The number of displaced residents is not yet known, but the American Red Cross was offering assistance to those in need.

Footage shared with NBC 5 News showed flames and smoke rising from the roof of what appeared to be several units.

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Karen Woodlandfairy

No injuries were reported in a large fire that damaged two dozen units of a 3-story apartment building Thursday night in south Fort Worth, firefighters said.

It is not yet known what started the fire. Crews will investigate what caused it.

Emergency crews are asking people to avoid the area.

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