LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- An older couple was rescued from a fire that damaged two homes in Lakewood overnight Sunday, neighbors said.
The fire started in a storage shed between two houses in the 1100 block of South Owens Street, according to West Metro Fire Rescue. The fire accelerated when a gas meter failed.
Neighbors said they heard an explosion around midnight. About 40 firefighters responded to the call, West Metro Fire said. No one was hurt.
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Two homes have significant damage and five people were forced out, according to West Metro Fire.
There is no word on what caused the fire.