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Man injured in small fire at West Side apartment

A 75-year-old man was injured in a fire today in an apartment in the city’s South Austin neighborhood, a Fire Department spokesman said.

The man was injured when a mattress caught fire in his apartment in the first block of South Mayfield Avenue just before 3 p.m., said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire with hand pumps, Langford said.

The fire was contained to the one apartment in the three-story, multi-unit apartment building.

The man was taken to an area hospital in fair-to-serious condition, Langford said.

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