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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.

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