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Mom of three among several families to lose apartment in Colorado Springs fire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - More than 40 people are without a place to call home after an apartment fire in eastern Colorado Springs.

It happened Monday night at the Village at Lionstone Apartments, destroying 14 units.

One mother who has lived in the complex for more than two years just recently moved to a unit that was burned.

Yesenia Espinoza said she was at the store when she first got the call that her apartment was on fire.

"I bring my kids so they can to see the apartment and they feel really sad," Espinoza said.

Espinoza said she is thankful her family is okay, but is saddened for everyone at the complex.

"We have to be strong, because we have kids and I guess something happened for a reason," Espinoza said.

The fire remains under investigation, and the cause is unknown.

The Red Cross is assisting families affected. Those in need of information or help should call the Red Cross at 719-785-2768.


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