Destructive fire engulfs apartment building in Denver

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DENVER – Several residents were injured after jumping from windows and balconies to escape an apartment fire that broke out early Monday morning.

At around 4 a.m., fire crews responded to the Kennedy Ridge Apartments on 10700 East Dartmouth. Heavy flames engulfed at least two floors as many residents scrambled to escape the blaze.

"This is chaotic to say the least," said Denver Fire Lt. Phil Champagne. "When we arrived on scene we had people jumping from windows. We had several people fall, break legs."

-- Survival story: Woman saves herself by jumping from 3rd floor window

A witness told FOX31 Denver that a woman jumped from the 3rd floor, but did not appear to be seriously injured.

Firefighters also rescued a resident who was trapped in the building. The victim was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The fire remains under investigation.

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