Littleton two-alarm apartment fire under control on S. Lowell Blvd.

LITTLETON, Colo. - Firefighters have a two-alarm apartment fire under control in Littleton after it sent heavy smoke into the air.

7NEWS began hearing radio traffic about the fire in the area of 5500 S. Lowell Blvd. around 10 a.m. Shortly thereafter, two tweeted photos showed the smoke rising from the area.

Tyler John's photo of the black smoke rising over the trees was taken at the intersection of Santa Fe and Bowles, just east of the fire. 7NEWS employee Scott Lucero also saw the smoke rising in the distance.

Additionally, Dani Fried submitted cellphone video showing the smoke rising from an apartment building just over the fence from Goddard Middle School's track.

One resident of the apartment building was taken to a hospital for unknown injuries, Littleton Fire Chief Christopher Armstrong said after the fire was under control. There was a partial roof collapse during the two-alarm fire, but no firefighters were injured.

"None of the firefighters were operating inside at that time," Armstrong said. "We went defensive on that structure, not allowing any firefighters to go in."

Fire caused damage to two adjacent units and two additional units had smoke damage.

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