Residents jumped from the third floor and climbed down a rope made of blankets to escape a fire Monday morning. Fire & Life Safety Educators of Colorado urges everyone to have a fire escape plan.

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KUSA – Eight people were injured, including one critically, in a fire early Monday morning at the Copper Terrace Apartments at 6550 S. Dayton St., according to South Metro Fire.http://on9news.tv/1l3RxTB

Several people awoke to fire alarms and found fire blocking their path to safety. Two roommates jumped from their third floor apartment. A family used tied blankets to climb down to safety of a neighbors truck filled with mattresses.

According to The Fire and Life Safety Educators of Colorado, when a fire starts in a home, residents have less than two minutes to get out to safety. FLSE advises everyone to have a fire escape plan.

FLSE created greatcoloradofiredrill.orgto help people make a plan, which includes walking through your home, mapping escape routes and deciding a safe meeting place for everyone in the home.

FLSE will host the Great Colorado Fire Drill in October, which is fire prevention month.

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