Posted: Sep 9, 2012 12:51 PM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment after fire engulfed two apartments in a north Phoenix four-plex.
Fire officials credit smoke alarms and passers-by with helping save lives after the blaze broke out early Sunday morning.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/TFrebW ) the top two apartments were destroyed.
Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Larry Nunez says two adults and two children had to be taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. A woman also injured her ankle when she jumped to escape the second-floor fire.
The fire started at the front of an apartment and a wall of fire engulfed the front door. Nunez says residents' only choice was to jump from the back.
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