Timnath Building Fire

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Poudre Structure Fire

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At 01:03 on February 23rd, 2012 Poudre Fire Authority responded to a structure fire at 4148 Main St. in Timnath. Poudre Communications Center received a 911 call for a fire on the top floor of the old Colorado Feed and Grain building in downtown Timnath. Additional callers stated that there were three occupants, along with pets who had safely escaped, and possibly a fourth occupant uncounted for. First units arrived and reported a fully involved northwest corner with fire through the roof of the three-story, wood-frame, multi-use building. Firefighters immediately went to work to search for any additional occupants and launch an attack on the fire. High winds provided for a challenge, quickly spreading the fire into the unburned portions. Firefighters worked for over an hour to bring the fire under control.  At one point elevated master streams were used to pour thousands of gallons of water per minute to control the fire. An aggressive attack saved the remaining portions of this building and contents. Once the fire was extinguished firefighters remained on scene throughout the morning to watch for hotspots.  The building which is located at the corner of Third St. and Main St. is a Timnath landmark. Colorado Feed & Grain was once a stopping point for agricultural businesses. Later in life it became a local restaurant and bar. At the time of the fire it had apartments and a woodworking business. American Red Cross was requested. Investigators determined the fire was accidental and the origin of the fire was on a second floor storage area, northwest end of building an electrical/lamp for a pet rabbit hutch. Additional information provided by Poudre Fire Authority

Poudre Valley EMS & Timnath Police Department

Photo courtesy of Poudre Fire Authority

Photo courtesy of Poudre Fire Authority

Photo courtesy of Poudre Fire Authority

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