Fire Damages Units Of Denver Apartment Building

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DENVER (CBS4) – About 90 people were temporarily displaced from the homes overnight after fire tore through their apartment complex.

The fire broke out shortly after 3 a.m. on 6th Avenue and North Wolff Street near Sheridan Boulevard. It damaged two apartment rooms.

Authorities said it looked like the fire started in the utility area of an attic.

No one was injured.

“I was in bed and kind of got woke up by just the cracking that I heard … I came outside, kind of went out in the living room to see what was going on and a short circuit like popped our Christmas tree ,” resident Ashley Ceriello said. “I’m not sure how we’re going to fix it. There are holes all over the walls, ceilings. We just kind of have to wait to see what happens next.”

Ceriello says even with all the damage to her apartment, the main thing is her family got out safely along with all their neighbors.

The apartment complex’s electricity service was turned off, and crews said it’s somewhat fortunate the fire broke out Tuesday morning, instead of Wednesday morning, when temperatures are projected to be much colder.

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