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DENVER -- A man and a woman were rescued by firefighters from a house fire early Monday morning.

The fire broke out in the attic about 3:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Federal Boulevard.

Flames were seen coming through the roof of the home, and firefighters went into defensive mode because of the severity of the flames and out of concern for safety.

The roof collapsed shortly after firefighters started battling the fire.

Federal Boulevard was closed between West 26th and West 29th avenues as crews worked to contain the fire, which was brought under control before 5 a.m.

The condition of those rescued from the home is not known. They were taken to a hospital for treatment. Fire officials said one person was about five to 10 steps inside the home and the second person was woken by firefighters.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for exhaustion.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.