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      Fairlington apartment fire kills elderly man

      An elderly man has died after a two-alarm fire at a Fairlington apartment complex.{}

      Arlington Fire officials say crews responding{}to the 2900 block of{}South Buchanan Street found smoke coming from the top floor of a garden-style apartment building.

      ArlNow reports the man died after becoming trapped inside his apartment.

      The victim was reportedly a hoarder and clutter prevented him from escaping from his unit when the fire broke out, a law enforcement source told ArlNow.

      Arlington Fire confirms the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

      Ten people were reportedly displaced.{}

      It's{}unclear what started the fire and the victim's cause of death.