By Jack Lowenstein

(CBS4) — Denver Fire Department and South Metro Fire Rescue worked together in the response to a fire with injuries at townhomes in Denver Friday afternoon. A dog was confirmed dead in the fire, while five others were rescued. One person was taken to the hospital to treat significant burn injuries, DFD said.

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According to both fire department, crews were in the 1800 block of S Quebec Way, where a 2-story residential building was on fire. Flames were visible from the first and second floor. Crews got the call for the fire around11:45 a.m. South Metro crews were on scene when Denver arrived, and they worked together to quickly ensure the fire did not grow.

DFD PIO Greg Pixley confirmed two residential units were destroyed by the fire, and the people who lived there were being assisted by the fire department and American Red Cross.

“We were lucky that we were able to control the fire as quickly as we could to ensure that there wasn’t more harm, wasn’t more damage, and there weren’t anymore injuries,” Pixley said. “With the amount of fire, we actually had secondary buildings that were affected that are on the southern, southeastern side of this complex.”

The fire was determined to be under control close to 2 p.m. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Friday.

“It’s important for us to study all the clues and talk to all the witnesses, so that we can ensure that the fire will appropriately be determined as far as the cause of origin,” Pixley said.

Copter4 was above, and CBS4 was on the ground during the active response to the fire.

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Jack Lowenstein