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1 dead, 1 still unaccounted for, 6 injured in Denver construction site fire

3 alarm fire breaks out at Denver...

DENVER - Officials say one person has died, at least six people were injured, and crews are still looking for another person in a fire that broke out near downtown Denver on Wednesday. 

There were around 50 construction workers inside the building at the time of the fire. One of them was found dead in the ashes of the fire. The search continues for one other person. 

Four people were treated for smoke inhalation, a Denver firefighter was treated for burns, and another person was taken to Denver Health with critical injuries.

No identities have been released. 

Firefighters responded to the three-alarm fire that broke out around noon Wednesday north of Capitol Hill in Denver.

Flames shot up at a construction site near 18th Ave. and N. Emerson Street and thick smoke was billowing into the air.

Firefighters worked for hours to extinguish the blaze. Our affiliates at Denver7 report that a few nearby buildings and vehicles were damaged. 

Flames started to subside by about 1 p.m. as a deluge of water from the Denver Fire Department's hoses covered the building.

This is a developing story, check back for more details.


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