LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman died after she became trapped in an apartment fire in Littleton early Wednesday morning. Neighbors of the apartment building on West Centennial Drive said they heard screams and saw flames at 4:30 a.m.
Apartment Fire Fatality This AM @SouthMetroPIO received a 911 call at 4:01 a.m. to 2901 West Centennial Drive. The cause is under investigation, More Info: https://t.co/TbB4u4rFIk pic.twitter.com/HydYVLKpqu
— Littleton, Colorado (@CityofLittleton) October 9, 2019
Witnesses say the woman was trapped inside and — despite their best efforts — the bystanders weren’t able to get in to help her. Crews with South Metro Fire Rescue arrived and managed to get her out. Littleton officials said the woman did not survive.
“I opened the door and just smoke was right there so I pulled the fire alarm and woke my roommate up and someone said that the person living in the unit that caught fire was still inside. So me and another guy kicked the door in and tried to throw water on (the fire) to see if we could get in but it was just too hot at that point,” neighbor Josh Knowlton told CBS4.
The victim’s identity hasn’t been released.
No other injuries were reported and so far there’s no word on how extensive the damage from the fire is.