Early morning apartment fire displaces three Phoenix families

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PHOENIX -- Three families were forced out of their homes after an early morning fire ripped through a Phoenix apartment complex.

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Fallen lamp sparks apartment fire, 3 families displaced - Three families were forced out of their homes after an early morning fire ripped through a Phoenix apartment complex.

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Fire crews arrived on the scene near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road shortly after 1 a.m. They said a mattress caught on fire after a lamp fell on it.

Four engines and two ladder trucks -- about 25 firefighters -- were called out to deal with the fire.

The burning unit was connected to three other units. Those three apartments sustained severe water and smoke damage.

No injuries were reported.