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1 person injured in Denver apartment fire

Firefighters extinguished the fire and are conducting an investigation into the cause.

DENVER — A man was transported to the hospital after a fire in an apartment Wednesday, according to the Denver Fire Department (DFD) The victim was transported to Denver Health and his condition is unknown, DFD said.

DFD received the fire call at 10:52 a.m. and first tweeted about the apartment fire around 11:36 a.m.

The fire happened in an apartment located on the fifth floor in a building located at 55 South Lincoln St., in the Speer neighborhood of Denver.

"This is a building for our older citizens and we had to help evacuate everyone and it took a great deal of personnel to get that done," said DFD spokesperson Greg Pixley. "It's a six-story building."

Pixley said there was a great deal of smoke in the building. Firefighters were able to get everyone out – another person was treated on scene and released. 

DFD was able to extinguish the fire and are now investigating to determine the cause of the fire. 

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