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(DLM7776) - Icicles hang off the corner of the Castle West Apartments as firefighters fight a blaze there from ladders in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. According to Colorado Springs Fire department spokeswoman Julie Stone the first call for the fire came in at 12:47 a.m. and the first crew was on scene three minutes later. They immediately called for back-up. When they arrived she said firefighters saw residents hanging from balconies and windows trying to escape the blaze. Firefighters rescued 62 people. Stone said 14 people were transported to area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries and that one firefighter was injured when he slipped on the ice. A Red Cross emergency assistance center has been set up at the Springs of Life Church next door to the apartment building and as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning 35 residents of the destroyed building had sought help there. The fire is still under investigation and crews will be out there the rest of the day working to put out hot spots still burning in the building. (DARIN MCGREGOR/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) **Julie Stone (cq)

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