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Dozens displaced after fire at old Sacred Heart Orphanage building in Pueblo

Fire at Fenix Apartments in Pueblo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Dozens of families were displaced after a fire at Fenix Apartments on the south side of Pueblo Tuesday evening.

According to Pueblo Fire, firefighters were alerted around 5:02 p.m. When they arrived, the fire was contained to one room within the apartment complex. As a result of the fire, several apartments sustained significant water damage and various levels of smoke damage throughout the building.

Fenix apartments used to be known as the Sacred Heart Orphanage. The building was repurposed to serve as a low-income apartment complex.

Approximately 150 people live inside the apartment complex, and all residents inside were forced to evacuate when the fire broke out. Two people suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. It is unclear if anyone was hospitalized.

Firefighters were forced to shut off utilities at the apartment complex in order to fight the flames and fix the damages. It is unclear if power has been restored at the apartments.

The cause of the fire is unclear, however, investigators say there is no indication of foul play.

According to Pueblo Fire, The Red Cross has put up families displaced by the fire in at least 30 motel rooms.

Local News / Pueblo

Dan Beedie

Dan is a bureau reporter based out of Pueblo. Learn more about Dan here.


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