Early Morning Blaze Displaces Apartment Residents

By: James H Egbert Email
By: James H Egbert Email
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Flames could be seen from 3 miles away as frantic calls poured into the 911 call center reporting a fire at the Cobblestone Ridge Apartments on the city's South side early this morning.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning Colorado Springs Fire Crews responded to a multiple alarm fire burning on the upper floors of the two story apartment complex located at 4150 Pebble Ridge Circle.

When the first crews arrived they found the apartment complex engulfed in flames. Firefighters had much of the fire knocked down within minutes.

Neighbors rushed to wake others to get them to evacuate the complex. Police report everyone made it out safely. During a search, firefighters found a dog in one apartment alive and unharmed.

Crews cared for the dog until the Humane Society could take it to the shelter until the owner could claim it.

At least 8 families from the building housing 16 units were not able to return to their homes as of 5 a.m. Saturday morning due to fire, smoke and water damages. Residents from the other buildings in the complex have been allowed back into their apartments.

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Red Cross is helping the families who've been displaced by the fire.

Fire investigators are on scene to determine the cause of the fire and assess total damages.

No injuries were reported.

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