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24 units have 'significant' damage after fire at Boulder apartment building

The American Red Cross is assisting 31 people from 24 of the units that were damaged.

BOULDER, Colo. — Twenty-four units have "significant" damaged after a fire that ripped through an apartment building in Boulder early Friday morning, Boulder Fire-Rescue (BFR) said.

Firefighters responded at 4:53 a.m. to calls of smoke and flames seen at the Magwood Apartments at 28th Street and Kalmia Avenue in north Boulder.

BFR said they were able to get everyone evacuated from the apartment building, and no injuries were reported. 

The fire started outside on a third floor balcony area, according the BFR. They said the building's sprinkler system was working and kept the fire from getting into the apartment, but it did spread to the attic.

The fire was mostly out by 8:30 a.m., but there were still some flames under a solar panel on the roof that they were working to extinguish, as well as some hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but BFR said is appears to be accidental.

Boulder Rural Fire Rescue and Louisville Fire Protection District assisted with the fire fight. 

The American Red Cross has contacted 31 people who were displaced from in the units that were damaged by fire and water.

The Red Cross said that 48 units in two buildings were evacuated due to the fire.

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