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3-story apartment building evacuated due to fire

12:07 PM, Jan 29, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - Residents of Denver's Vantage Point Apartments were forced out of their apartments and into below freezing temperatures after a fire broke out just before 4:15 a.m.

All of the residents were able to make it out of their apartments safely on their own, according to Denver Fire Department Public Information Officer Mark Watson.

The Vantage Point Apartments, located at 1105 South Cherry St., consist of a garden level and two stories above the garden level.

The garden level was not damaged by the fire, Watson said, but the fire did damage the second level and third level. Watson said at least one unit on the second level and one unit on the third level was heavily damaged by the fire.

The entire building was evacuated as a precaution while firefighters made sure the fire was out, Watson said.

Two RTD buses were brought in as a form of temporary shelter for the evacuated residents.

The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross were also called to the scene to assist residents.

No injuries have been reported, according to Watson.

The fire is out, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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