1 dog killed, 1 person injured in Denver townhouse fire – CBS Denver
(CBS4) – The Denver Fire Department and South Metro Fire Rescue worked together to respond to a fire that injured townhouses in Denver on Friday afternoon. A dog was confirmed dead in the blaze, while five others were rescued. One person was taken to hospital with extensive burns, the DFD said.
According to both fire departments, crews were in the 1800 block of S Quebec Way, where a 2-story apartment building was on fire. The flames were visible from the first and second floors. Crews received the call for the fire around 11:45 a.m. South Metro crews were on the scene when Denver arrived, and they worked together to quickly ensure the fire did not grow.
DFD PIO Greg Pixley confirmed that two residential units had been destroyed by the fire and that people living there were being assisted by firefighters and the American Red Cross.
“We were lucky to be able to get the fire under control as quickly as possible to make sure there was no more damage, more damage and more injuries,” Pixley said. “With the amount of fires, we’ve actually had secondary buildings that have been impacted that are on the south, southeast side of this complex.”
Denver Firefighters and South Metro Fire Crews have the main body of fire stricken and are searching for sparks and hidden embers. A dog was rescued unharmed.@Denver_Fire @SouthMetroPIO @CityofDenver @DenSafetyDept pic.twitter.com/pvpQnYcpmm
— Denver Fire Department (@Denver_Fire) April 15, 2022
The cause of the fire remained under investigation as of Friday.
“It’s important for us to investigate all clues and speak to all witnesses, so that we can ensure that the fire will be determined appropriately as to the root cause,” Pixley said.
Copter4 was overhead and CBS4 was on the ground during active fire response.
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) April 15, 2022