Investigators look into Lakewood apartment fire

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Flames engulf an apartment building at Jewell and Depew in Lakewood, Colo. Photo by: Zach Engen August 16, 2013

Flames engulf an apartment building at Jewell and Depew in Lakewood, Colo. Photo by: Zach Engen August 16, 2013

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Fire crews from West Metro and Denver were fighting a huge fire at an apartment complex at W. Jewell Ave. and Depew St.

Flames raged on the third floor of a 3-story apartment building at 5745 W. Atlantic Place in Lakewood. It's just inside Lakewood city limits.

West Metro Fire spokeswoman Michelle French says the first 911 calls came at 8:01 and the first firefighters arrived at 8:06. Crews said the fire was under control by about 9:00 p.m.

The flames were contained to two units. There was smoke and water damage to many more. The building that caught fire has 24 units in it.

Firefighters from Denver also responded because the location is right on the border of the two cities, so there was a major attack on the fire that kept it from spreading.

There were four people hurt. Two of them went to a hospital and two were treated at the scene and released.

Denver Police also said they were assisting Lakewood at the scene.

The investigation into the cause of the fire continued Saturday.

  • Flames engulf an apartment building at Jewell and Depew in Lakewood, Colo. Photo by: Zach Engen August 16, 2013
  • Flames engulf an apartment building at Jewell and Depew in Lakewood, Colo. Photo by: Zach Engen August 16, 2013

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