One reported dead in apartment fire at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless community

A person is dead following a fire at The Renaissance at Xenia Village, a community of four apartment buildings owned by Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, off East Colfax Avenue in east Denver.

The fire was reported around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. One unit was damaged, and “unfortunately the resident who was in that apartment did pass away,” said Cathy Alderman, spokeswoman for the nonprofit. The cause of death has not been confirmed, and no further details were available as of Tuesday afternoon. Denver Fire Department didn’t have any information on the death and hasn’t said the cause of the fire. The coroner confirmed that someone had died.

The Renaissance includes 77 units across four buildings along Xenia Street. The Coalition for the Homeless bought and renovated the building in 2006 to create housing with services for people with disabilities.

No other units were damaged significantly enough to force anyone out of their home tonight.

Andrew Kenney

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