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Large fire damages townhomes in Denver

Large fire damages townhomes in Denver
Posted at 8:04 AM, May 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-08 16:09:09-04

No injuries were reported in a fire that tore through several townhomes early Sunday in the Southmoor Park neighborhood.

Denver7 viewers reported seeing flames shooting 30 feet into the sky from the fire located at 3553 South Hillcrest Drive, which is south of East Hampden Avenue and west of Interstate 25.

The two-alarm fire was reported around 2:30 a.m.

Three townhomes were on fire when crews arrived. 

Conditions inside the townhomes quickly became too dangerous for firefighters. They evacuated and fought the flames from outside the structure until it was safe for them to return inside.

A total of seven townhomes were damaged or destroyed by fire. Three families were displaced because of the damage.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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