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2 hurt in apartment fire; Residents jump from roof

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IRVING, Texas -

Two people were hurt on Monday in a four-alarm Irving apartment complex fire that forced firefighters to level the building after battling the blaze.

The blaze broke out at about 8:15 p.m. at the Arbors of Las Colinas apartments in the 1000 block of San Jacinto, off Highway161.

One person was burned and another was injured trying to catch one of possibly several residents who jumped from the roof of the building, officials said.

The conditions of those hurt were not known early Tuesday.

Once firefighters put out the fire, they deemed the building unsafe and began demolishing it. By early Tuesday morning, the structure was a pile of rubble.

At least 56 people were left homeless by the blaze but despite the tragedy, one resident found hope among the despair.

"It's really heartbreaking but it was also wonderful to see the people who live here come together," Chris Colgrove said. "People walking around handing out blankets, water bottles."

It was not clear what sparked the fire but an investigation was ongoing.

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