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Man safe after escaping from Belleville apartment during two-alarm fire

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Firefighters outside an apartment complex on North High Street in Belleville (Credit: KMOV) Firefighters outside an apartment complex on North High Street in Belleville (Credit: KMOV)

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A man was able to escape on his own after getting trapped in an apartment during a two-alarm fire in Belleville overnight.

Firefighters were called to an apartment building on North High Street shortly after 10 p.m. When they arrived, they couldn’t get into the apartment because of heavy smoke and flames.

Officials said the man was eventually able to get to safety on his own.

The Red Cross is now helping two families that were displaced by the fire.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.  

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