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Woman drops child from burning OKC apartment, child safe

Fire crews, Red Cross and police help about 20 people who were displaced after a fire at the Brownstone Apartments on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Julie Calhoun/KOKH)

Several people had to be rescued from their burning apartment building Thursday morning, fire crews said.

The first call came in around 3:01 a.m. at the Brownstone Apartments, 2908 N.W. 28th St.

While many people were able to get out on their own, some needed help from fire crews while the building was burning.

One mother said she had to drop her two-year-old baby from a window.

Fire crews continued rescuing people as the fire raged on.

EMSA sent several ambulances to the scene as a precaution. One person was taken to the hospital for difficulty breathing. Others were treated and released at the scene.

Eight of the unit's 18 apartments were damaged by fire. Red Cross is assisting 37 people relocate.

Fire damage is reported to be $400,000.

The fire was put out around 4 a.m. The Oklahoma City Fire Department reports the cause of the fire was accidental and began when new occupants were using candles for light in their apartment. The fire department reports the family had just moved in to the apartment and did not yet have electricity.

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