44 Displaced After Colorado Springs Apartment Fire

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Fires crews battled a large fire at a Colorado Springs apartment complex late Saturday evening.

The fire began around 10 p.m. at the Canyon Ranch Apartments, just south of Austin Bluffs Parkway and North Academy Boulevard.

It took firefighters about an hour to get it under control. At least two people were hurt in the blaze, but are expected to be OK.

11 News talked to two men who rushed toward danger and worked to make sure everyone was out of their apartments.

"We had 120 foot flames pouring out of the building," Good Samaritan Bryan Cook said. "I looked out the balcony, I saw smoke, I saw flames. I went outside to see if I could help anybody. I helped a couple of people out of their apartments. I went back in and got my family, and our neighbors out of their building."

Tyler Morrison was another neighbor who helped alert people. He showed us the burns on his legs, arms, and chest. He said he was also treated for smoke inhalation.

Morrison said he kept running back into the building making sure everyone got out safely.

"I've been deployed to Afghanistan, I've been blown up, shot at, stabbed, I've been through the ringer, but that's something that in the military you're trained for. This right here, this is the scaredest [sic] I've ever been in my entire life," Morrison said.

Forty-four people were displaced from the fire, officials said. In all, 24 apartments were affected by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.