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Dozens evacuated at the Regency Tower Apartments for a power outage

The 55 Plus Senior Apartments are being evacuated due to a power outage that will be out for 2 days, according to Colorado Springs Fire
Regency Tower Apartments evacuations
Posted at 7:46 PM, Jan 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-24 10:30:33-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Dozens of residents were evacuated Monday night from the Regency Tower Apartments due to a power outage, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The Regency 55+ Hotel is located near Harlan Wolfe Park on the west side of Colorado Springs.

The power outage is expected to last two days. Residents were transported to other hotels or are staying with family members during the outage.

The Red Cross is helping to provide food, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

At 8:47 p.m., the Colorado Springs Fire Department said that all residents had been evacuated from the building.

The power outage was the result of a damaged transformer.

According to Colorado Springs Utilities, The Regency 55+ Hotel is at fault for the power outage as the damage came from the hotel's side, while Colorado Springs Utilities is replacing the transformer.

Utilities says that before the power can be restored to the building, The Regency will have to hire a contractor to work on the repairs on their side before power is restored.

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