Rescue in Denver


DENVER – Firefighters rescued a man from a burning home in Denver early Thursday morning.

The fire broke out at a home at West 38th Avenue and Zuni Street just before 12:30 a.m.

Flames were shooting out from the roof of the home when 7NEWS crews arrived at about 12:45 a.m.

Firefighters pulled one man out of the home but he declined treatment at the hospital.

Two women were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and have since been released.

Santana Martinez, a neighbor, told 7NEWS he went to the back of the house and tried to help the homeowner put out the flames but the fire was too intense

Firefighters and witnesses told 7NEWS Reporter Tyler Lopez that the homes in the area date back to the 1940s and ’50s and the aged wood they’re made of helped the fire burn hotter and spread through the home.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire, but firefighters said there was heavy damage in the kitchen and that the flames appear to have spread from there to the attic.

The fire did not spread to neighboring homes.

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