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2 hurt in townhome fire in Northglenn

NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- Two people were injured when a six-unit townhome caught fire in Northglenn late Tuesday night, North Metro Fire Rescue said.

The fire was in the 11600 block of Community Center Drive and broke out about 8:45 p.m.

Firefighters were told all of the occupants were out of the building when they arrived. Two people were transported to University of Colorado Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Their conditions were not known.

Crews said they attacked the fire from outside the structure because the floors inside were unstable. The fire was contained to one unit.

Residents said they heard an explosion and the building shook. A spokeswoman for North Metro Fire Rescue said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

Residents in an adjoining unit were displaced by the fire and residents in the four other units were allowed to return home.

Thornton and Westminster fire crews responded to offer mutual aid.