Explosions, 3 floors engulfed during 2-alarm Centennial condo fire
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Several explosions reportedly took place at a Centennial condo complex before three floors burst into flames in a 2-alarm fire Tuesday morning.
Fire crews say the blaze was reported around 4 a.m. at the Appletree Condominiums just north of the major intersection at South Dayton Street and East Arapahoe Road, which is just off I-25.
“I heard a couple loud noises and people yelling, ‘Get out! Fire!’” resident Marvin Lopez said. “I put on clothes and left. I heard several explosions. When I walked out, I felt the heat. I saw embers flying from the sky. The whole top floor was on fire, it kept collapsing.
“People were panicking. Ladies were crying. I’m still kind of in shock.”
While details were still hazy as of 5:30 a.m., crews said the first good news to report was that there were no injuries resulting from the fire.
Six units “heavily involved” in the 2-alarm fire according to a tweet from South Metro Fire Rescue. Residents were expected to be allowed back in the adjacent building soon, the tweet also mentioned around 5:30 a.m.
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