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Fort Collins Authorities Probe Apartment Fire, Possible Assault

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An image of the apartment in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

An image of the apartment in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Police and firefighters are investigating a fire and a possible assault in Fort Collins.

Authorities say a 30-year-old woman was critically injured Tuesday morning after apparently jumping from a second story window of an apartment that was on fire. They say she recently moved to Fort Collins from Longmont and was living alone.

No one else was found in the apartment.

Police say the woman was transferred to a Denver area hospital.

Investigators are looking at whether she was the victim of an assault. They haven’t been able to talk to her because of the extent of her injuries.

Police say they found the woman in the backyard when they responded to the report of a fire at the apartment.

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