- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on a Denver apartment fire (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

Authorities say a fire in a Denver apartment building forced some residents to jump from the second and third stories after being blocked by heavy smoke in the hallways.

Eleven people from the 26-unit building, including two infants, went to the hospital, where two patients were initially listed in critical condition. Fire department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor said it’s not clear how many people were injured by jumping and how many may have been overcome by smoke.

Three other patients were initially listed in serious condition and six others were in fair condition at Denver Health Medical Center, but the hospital wouldn’t provide any updates Monday morning.

Firefighters from a station less than a block away rescued other residents at the Federal View Apartments, just northwest of downtown.


2:40 a.m.

Authorities say a fire raging in a Denver apartment building trapped some residents and left several people injured.

Denver Health Medical Center said early Monday that two patients are in critical condition, while three are serious, and six are fair.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1RzDSXG ) that firefighters rescued some trapped residents from the second-floor blaze late Sunday night, after others jumped.

Denver Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ahmid Nunn says several ambulances were called to the scene.

Crews blocked off several area streets as they fought the fire at the Federal View Apartments, just southwest of downtown.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire, which was quickly contained after firefighters reached the scene.

The Post says a nearby public school was open for people displaced by the fire.

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