updated 3/12/2007 6:51:15 PM ET 2007-03-12T22:51:15

Fire swept through an apartment complex early Monday, killing a man and injuring at least 12 people, including some who jumped from balconies in the three-story building to escape the flames.

All 93 units were damaged when the fire broke out shortly before midnight in the Harvey’s Racquet Club Apartments, about a mile southeast of Dallas’ Love Field airport.

Fire spokesman Lt. Joel Lavender said no one called 911 until the fire was well under way. Rescuers searched the wreckage for survivors later Monday and found the body of one man, Lavender said. His identity was not immediately released.

The injured survivors were treated for burns and broken bones.

About 300 tenants were forced to seek emergency shelter, the American Red Cross said.

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