LITTLETON, Colo. -- A house fire in a Littleton neighborhood spread to neighboring homes late Friday afternoon. Two homes next door to each other were severely damaged in the 7900 block of South Bemis Circle.
A little bit later, fire was seen on the roof of a home down the street from the other two houses that burned. That fire was reported in the 7900 block of South Bemis Street.
Littleton Fire Rescue said two firefighters were transported to the hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion. Crews went inside the burning homes to fight the flames and the intense heat coupled with temperatures in the mid-90s take an incredible physical toll on the firefighters.
A spokesman for Littleton Fire said the two firefighters who needed treatment were at the first two homes that burned, and then went to help put out the fire at the third home. They're expected to be OK.
Smoke could be seen from all over south metro Denver.
Firefighters were on the scene and working to extinguish flames at all three houses. The hot temperatures made the job more difficult.