Apartment complex company responds after fire displaces over 60 in northeastern Colorado Springs

About 64 people were displaced after their apartment complex caught fire. This is on Olympic Park Point near Powers Boulevard. No injures have been reported at this time.
Published: Sep. 3, 2022 at 6:12 AM MDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2022 at 9:30 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The property management company of Apex Apartments responded to the fire that displaced 64 people.

They say an on-site maintenance technician called firefighters after the lightning strike sparked the fire.

They also say they are helping residents find temporary housing and are cooperating with the fire department’s investigation into the blaze.

About 64 people were displaced after the fire.

This is at the Apex Apartments on the 6000 block of Olympic Park Point in Colorado Springs. This is near North Powers Boulevard. Colorado Springs Fire Department confirms with 11 News that the apartment building caught on fire after being struck by lightning. Fire crews on scene confirmed with 11 News that the building was engulfed by fire.

Colorado Springs firefighters are still on scene. Firefighters say residents living in the apartment building were not alerted by smoke or fire alarms. Firefighters tell 11 News they went door to door alerting neighbors about the fire.

No injures have been reported. The American Red Cross is helping victims of this fire.

The Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado opened a shelter at the Falcon-Patriot Learning Center.

This shelter has since closed as the Red Cross said they moved from response to recovery in helping residents.

11 News will continue to update you as we learn more.