DENVER — Three people were taken to the hospital after firefighters rescued them from a burning apartment building in Denver Monday evening, according to the Denver Fire Department (DFD).
DFD Capt. Greg Pixley said the fire started around 6 p.m. at an apartment building at 750 South Federal Boulevard, just south of South Federal Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue. Someone knocked on the door of a nearby firehouse to alert firefighters, Pixley said.
Pixley said firefighters used a ladder to rescue three adults from a third-floor apartment as the fire burned on a floor below. All three were taken to the hospital. There's no word on their condition.
It took about 65 firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control, Pixley said.
The fire primarily burned one apartment, but four units were affected, Pixley said. Several other apartments sustained smoke and water damage.
It's not clear at this point how the fire started.
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