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3-Alarm Fire Burns Multiple Units In Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) -- A three-alarm fire damaged multiple units in a condo or apartment complex in Colorado Springs Monday.

Photos tweeted by the Colorado Springs Fire Department showed multiple units engulfed in flames Monday afternoon.

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(credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Multiple crews were battling the wind-driven fire near Hancock Expressway and Jet Wing Drive just after 3:30 p.m.

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(credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Officials with the fire department said the fire was caused by "careless smoking."

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(credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Firefighters were calling it the Charleston Structure Fire. Some roads were blocked off in the area.

Displaced residents were urged to go to First Pentecostal Church at 2950 Monica Drive West.

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