Residents escape, dog rescued from three-alarm apartment fire in Fort Collins

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Residents were evacuated and a dog was rescued after a three-alarm fire broke out at a Fort Collins apartment building Wednesday morning.

Poudre Fire said all residents were able to get out of the building of the Brookview Apartments at 1701 Welch St. after the fire broke out about 5:15 a.m.

Poudre Fire said on Twitter the fire was in the attic of the two-story building and primary searches found the building was cleared except for a dog, for which a rescue was performed. The dog was not hurt.

Two roofs became compromised, prompting aerial operations to be called in to help fight the flames. Several emergency vehicles were on the scene of the blaze near Welch and East Prospect Road.

Twelve units were affected by the fire, with eight suffering severe damage. No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross said 24 people were displaced and that it was providing food and clothing for them.