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Apartment complex fire off East Woodman Road Monday.

A fire erupted at an apartment complex in northeastern Colorado Springs Monday morning, firefighters said.

Crews responded to the fire at 1625 East Woodmen Road shortly before 5 a.m. and evacuated over a dozen people from a building, where thick smoke and flames engulfed two apartment units, fire department spokesman Mike Smaldino said.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire before it spread to other units, but the fire displaced four people who lived at the two apartments, Smaldino said.

One person was transported to the hospital with difficulty breathing, Smaldino said.

Firefighters did not report any other injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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