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PLANO-- One man was rescued from an apartment fire inPlano Sunday.

The two-alarm fire started just after 9 p.m. at the Amber Vista Apartments on East 15th Street. One apartment was burning and the flames were quickly spreading next door.

Police on scene said they heard coughing coming from inside the burning apartment, but the smoke was too thick to enter. Fire Rescue Specialist Brian Stroven was one of the first firefighters to arrive, and he entered the building and found a resident on the floor.

Stroven carried the man to safety and the rescued man was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation. The man is expected to recover, Plano Fire Captain Peggy Harrell said in a news release.

Harrell said firefighters then concentrated their efforts on fighting the blaze from outside the building until it was controlled enough to re-enter.

Five families were impacted by the fire, and crews helped them remove belongings in areas that were safe to enter, Harrell said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the initial 911 caller told dispatchers the blaze began while they were cooking.

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