Apartment Fire-Early Damage Estimate

By: AP
By: AP

The preliminary estimate of damage from a fire at a Colorado Springs apartment complex is more than $6 million.

That's according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

No deaths have are immediately reported, but firefighters weren't able to enter the three-story building to see whether everyone got out until late Tuesday afternoon.

Crews rescued 62 people through windows.

Memorial Hospital Central says 29 people were taken there with sprained ankles, broken bones and other injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.

One firefighter also suffered a minor injury.

Resident James Evans says that everything was on fire when he woke up, and that people were throwing kids out of windows.

The American Red Cross has set up a shelter and has heard from about 150 people.

The cause of the fire is unknown.


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