Adams County Structure Fire
At approximately 16:19 on March 4th, 2018 Adams County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 1000 block of Coronado Parkway Dr. when neighbors called 9-1-1 to report a structure fire. The first unit arrived at 16:24 p.m. and saw a four-unit multi-family structure with heavy smoke and flames at the right side of the building. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for people inside. Because the residents of the unit were not home, firefighters continued to fight the fire. Two dogs, who were in the home, were rescued without injury by firefighters. Crews knocked down the fire at approximately 16:34 p.m. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to 75% of the unit and keep the fire from extending to the three adjacent units, saving the four homeowners approximately $450,000. The cause was an intentionally-set fire and the origin was outside the structure. ACFR Investigators and Adams County Sheriff, are actively working this investigation. There were no injuries to firefighters. A total of seven units and 16 firefighters from Adams County Fire Rescue responded to the incident. North Metro Fire Rescue District, Thornton Fire Department and Federal Heights Fire Department assisted with an additional five units and 13 firefighters. Adams County Sheriff, Adams County Building Inspections and Xcel Energy also assisted with the incident. Adams County Fire Rescue would like to remind the public that in less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and begin filling a home with thick, black, poisonous smoke. In just a few minutes, a home can become completely engulfed with flames. With the advance notice of a working smoke alarm, residents can escape with their lives. Story and Information provided by ACFR PIO, Carlos A. Briano.
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