Explosion and fire destroys building at French Quarter Apartments in Denver

DENVER - An explosion in a mailroom at the French Quarter Apartments in Denver forced residents to evacuate into the rain early Sunday morning.

The complex is located at 3235 S. Parker Rd., just off Interstate 225 near S. Peoria St.

Residents told 7NEWS Photojournalist Pete Burd they heard and felt a loud boom just before 7 a.m. that lifted their beds off the ground.

Emergency crews were evacuating residents from a neighboring building at 7:15 a.m.,
Mark Watson with Denver Fire Department confirmed.

Crews on scene told 7NEWS they are investigating this as a possible natural gas explosion.

7NEWS has a team on the way to the scene. Refresh this story for updates.

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