Lakewood blaze guts several apartments; man injured while rescuing dog

One man was injured when he re-entered a three-story Lakewood apartment building early Thursday morning while a fire was ripping through several apartments and rescued a dog, authorities say.

The name and condition of the man who saved the dog have not been released. The man was in a second-floor apartment at 2nd Place and Wright Street when the fire broke out, according to a 3:29 a.m. West Metro Fire Rescue tweet.

He ran back into the apartment building to rescue a dog and was injured. It’s not clear whether the dog was his.

The dog is safe.

At least three apartments were gutted causing about $400,000 in damage. Nine people have been displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Update: apartment fire near 2nd Place and Wright- fire damaged five apartments. Person injured was in 2nd floor apartment, he got out but went back in to get his dog. Dog safe, owner injured when rescuing dog and taken to hospital. Investigator on scene.

— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) February 14, 2019

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