UPDATE: Fire in Denver Right Now – Firefighters were called to Aurora’s East Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street on Saturday when flames and a dense cloud of black smoke appeared over a newly constructed apartment building. According to an Aurora Fire Rescue representative, no one was hurt in the fire. The building was still under construction and did not yet have a resident. The source of the fire is unknown, but the damage is significant. In three days, this is the second such fire.
Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, witnesses initially reported seeing black smoke. The Colfax-Peoria fire had two alarms triggered, according to AFR. Personnel and equipment were rushed in from neighboring metro area fire departments, according to radio traffic. Forty-two resources were on the scene, along with many other fire agencies that responded to offer assistance. Among the fire departments who responded to help Aurora were South Metro Fire Rescue, Denver Fire Department, and South Adams Fire Department.
ORIGINAL STORY: On Saturday, December 16th, 2023, there is a huge fire in Denver, Colorado, and many firefighters and emergency crews are working to put it out. The Denver Fire Department says that crews were sent to a 4 Story building under construction in East Denver off of Colfax today after reports of a huge fire there. Pictures and videos shared on social media show that the building is full of smoke. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
People and businesses close to the fire are told to close all their windows because the smoke from the fire is bad for health. Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora has been closed as a result of the Construction fire. Multiple units have been requested. The video of the burning building was shared in a post on X formerly Twitter in the link below:
Crazy structure fire in East Denver off of Colfax pic.twitter.com/MDQqU5BwcT
— Matt Coker (@StormCoker) December 16, 2023
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