Several lept to safety as fire tore through SE Denver apartments

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DENVER -- Three people were recovering Friday night after narrowly escaping a fierce fire at a southeast Denver apartment complex.

The fast moving flames sent residents scrambling to safety -- jumping out of windows and off balconies to escape the Green Leaf Oak Apartments near the intersection of South Havana Street and East Alameda Avenue.

Neighbors quickly sprang into action, rallying to save each other.

"She got out of the fire, but she was burnedĀ up pretty bad -- scraped up too," resident Jonathan Ring said of the woman he helped save. "I tried to help her, and I talked to her while we walked across the lawn."

Four units were destroyed, and dozens of people were displaced. The cause of the fire was still under investigation Friday night.

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