- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Neighbors are credited with helping save some people trapped in a fire at a suburban Denver apartment complex.

Eight people were taken to the hospital after being injured during the fire at the Copper Terrace Apartments in Centennial early Monday. One person was critically injured but some have been released from the hospital.

At least some of them were injured in trying to escape the burning three-story building. Neighbors Warren Ratcliff and Bryan Schoff threw up a rope made out of sheets up to one family and held on as members slid down into the mattress in the back of a pickup truck.

South Metro Fire spokeswoman Becky O’Guin says everyone was able to make it out of the 24-unit building.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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