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Serious injury in Takoma Park apartment fire, authorities say

A man was seriously injured Friday night during a fire in the Takoma Park area of Montgomery County, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. in a building in the 8600 block of Carroll Avenue, said Assistant Chief Scott Graham of the county fire department.

The victim was found amid flames in an apartment on the second floor, Graham said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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