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.
Deputies say the suspect faces numerous charges including attempted first degree murder and arson. Further details about the suspect were not immediately released.READ MORE: 'Police Activity' Fully Closes I-70 At Eisenhower Tunnels
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.READ MORE: All-Terrain Wheelchairs Roll Out At Staunton State Park Next Month
Nine people were evaluated for smoke inhalation. Two people were hospitalized including a firefighter with a hand injury.MORE NEWS: Man Killed In Lakewood Hit-And-Run
Firefighters were also able to reunite a cat with its owner.