DENVER (CBS4)– Investigators have pinpointed the origin of a three-alarm apartment fire that destroyed an entire building in an apartment complex on Monday afternoon.
Thick, black smoke poured from The Reserve at Hunter’s Run apartment complex that burned about 4 p.m. Monday at 7777 East Yale Avenue.
People who live in that burned building returned on Tuesday to see the damage close up for the first time since flames shot from the complex.
“This is my apartment, or what used to be my apartment here in J104… what’s left of it,” said resident Dexter Victoria.
PHOTO GALLERY: Reserve At Hunter’s Run Fire
Dozens of people were displaced.
“I came rushing over when I saw smoke. Now my problem is where to find an apartment. I’m new to the city and the country as well,” said resident Hementa Karki.
“It’s sad. I guess I don’t know what I lost, what I have, what I don’t have. If this is the way it’s going to be, it means I’ve lost everything,” said resident Steve Marion.
The American Red Cross has been helping those with shelter and food.
Investigators with Cunningham Fire have determined the origin of the fire but say it will be a couple of days before they can release an official cause.