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Apartment fire displaces at least 70

12:21 PM, Dec 3, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - An entire apartment building, that at least 70 people call home, is uninhabitable due to electrical damage caused by an attic fire that broke out early Tuesday morning, according to the Denver Fire Department.

The good news, no one was injured in the fire and firefighters were able to contain the flames to the attic, according to Mark Watson, a Denver Fire Department Public Information Officer.

Watson said damage was contained to units 205 and 207 of the Valley Park Apartments, located at 965 Wolff Street, but the entire building is currently without power.

The American Red Cross is working with residents that need assistance finding shelter, just hours ahead of an artic storm that is forecasted to bring below zero temperatures and at least 6 inches of snow to the metro area.

The fire department has to investigate what caused the fire before repairs can begin on the building's electrical system.

Firefighters believe the fire started in a common attic space shared by all 14 apartments.

Watson said one of the residents that reported the fire just before 3 a.m. said there were flames going through the roof of the building.

When firefighters arrived they found heavy fire and smoke in the attic.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly and were able to salvage part of the building's roof.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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