Adams County Attic Fire
At approximately 11:17 on July 10th, 2018 Adams County Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 7000 block of Jennie Dr. when a passerby called 911 to report a structure fire. Engine 13 arrived at 11:22 and saw a house with heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and look for people inside. Because the residents of the home had self-evacuated, firefighters continued to fight the fire. Crews knocked down the fire at approximately 11:36. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic of the house. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation. There were no injuries to firefighters. A female was transported to a local hospital non-emergent. A total of seven units and 19 firefighters from Adams County Fire Rescue responded to the incident. South Adams County Fire Department and North Metro Fire Rescue District assisted with two additional units and four firefighters. Adams County Sheriff and Xcel Energy also assisted with the incident.
The house did have working smoke alarms. 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.