JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say intentionally started a large fire at an apartment complex early Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to the Greystoke Apartments on South Reed Street, near Wadsworth Boulevard and Chatfield Avenue.

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Deputies say the suspect faces numerous charges including attempted first degree murder and arson. Further details about the suspect were not immediately released.

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The fire forced multiple people to jump from their balconies to escape the flames. Two nearby cars also caught fire. Others were damaged by the intense heat.

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Nine people were evaluated for smoke inhalation. Two people were hospitalized including a firefighter with a hand injury.

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Firefighters were also able to reunite a cat with its owner.