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Dozens displaced after fire races through West Seattle apartments

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SEATTLE -- More than a hundred firefighters battled a fire that raced through an apartment complex in West Seattle on Tuesday afternoon.

No one was injured in the fire as residents and Seattle police officers rushed into the building to warn and rescue people.

Firefighters spent Tuesday night monitoring the fire. No cause has been established.

Officials said 47 were without a home Tuesday night, but Red Cross Northwest cared for many of them.

The fire took place at the Lam Bow Apartments on 6955 Delridge Way S.W. Residents said it was the "B" building that caught fire.

Reports of the fire came out just before 2:30 p.m. and quickly turned into a two-alarm, then three-alarm fire.

One person who lives in the building said she ran to different apartments to knock on windows and doors to warn people.

"We just starting running around trying to get everybody out," said the witness, named Cassie.

She said of particular concern was the third floor, where a resident has a new baby.

The Seattle Housing Authority's website says the complex has 51 apartments from one- to three-bedroom units.

All 25 apartments in Building B are heavily damaged, and residents fear they've lost everything.

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Firefighters don't know exactly where the fire started, but they say everyone was accounted for.

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