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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters rescued more than a dozen people from a burning apartment building in Arapahoe County early Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m. at the Woodhaven apartment at 2450 South Quebec Street, and about 60 people were displaced as investigators looked into the cause of the fire. Initial indications were that the fire was started by an arsonist.

Eleven of the people rescued had to be rescued using ladders, according to Cunningham Fire Chief Jerry Rhodes. South Metro firefighters and Aurora firefighters were also involved in the firefight.

One person went to hospital but it’s not clear how badly they were hurt. A second person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation issues.

It’s not known yet how many units were damaged by the fire.

Officials with the American Red Cross are helping the people who are evacuated.

Residents at the apartments say this is the third time in recent months that they were awakened by fire. Officials say arson is the suspected cause of all three fires.

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