3-alarm fire rips through Fort Collins apartment complex

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Fire crews battle a 3-alarm fire at a northwest Fort Collins apartment fire on the morning of May 21, 2013. (Photo: Poudre Fire)

Fire crews battle a 3-alarm fire at a northwest Fort Collins apartment fire on the morning of May 21, 2013. (Photo: Poudre Fire)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Early on Tuesday morning, a large fire ripped through all three-stories of a Fort Collins apartment complex, causing the Poudre Fire Department to dispatch 40 firefighters.

The fire was reported just before 4 a.m., and eventually turned into a 3-alarm fire at the wood-frame complex, located at 1245 East Lincoln on the northwest side of Fort Collins. A Poudre Fire spokesperson said the fire was exterior in nature and forced the evacuation of the entire complex.

The fire was knocked down an hour after it was reported, and resulted in no injuries.

As of 6:45 a.m., investigators were still attempting to determine the cause of the fire.

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