ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A fire broke out at an apartment building in Adams County on Friday morning near Thornton’s city limits and injured one person.

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Authorities are trying to determine if an oxygen tank exploded and triggered the blaze. A neighbor told CBS4 that’s what happened.

The building has fifteen apartments and is located on the 8100 block of Washington Street.

The fire started at approximately 6:45 a.m. and 33 firefighters attacked it quickly.

“There was a lot of smoke coming out from the front,” said Carlos Briano, public information officer for Adams County Fire Rescue.

Most of it was knocked down by 7:30 a.m., according to Briano.

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So far it’s not clear how badly the person, a female, was hurt.

The cause of the fire isn’t known.


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