Firefighters battle blaze at Glenwood Springs apartment complex

A fire broke out at an apartment complex in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday morning, prompting a three-engine response from the local fire department. The fire was contained to one unit, but caused significant damage and displaced several residents. No injuries were reported.

Fire reported around 9 a.m.

According to a press release from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, the fire was reported around 9 a.m. at the Glenwood Green Apartments on Midland Avenue. The first arriving engine found heavy smoke and flames coming from a second-floor unit. The crew quickly deployed a hose line and entered the building to attack the fire.

The fire was under control within 15 minutes, but not before it spread to the attic and roof of the building. The fire department had to cut holes in the roof to ventilate the smoke and heat. The fire also damaged the electrical and water systems of the building, making it uninhabitable.

Residents evacuated safely

The fire department said that all residents of the affected building were evacuated safely, thanks to the working smoke alarms and the quick actions of the property manager and neighbors. The American Red Cross was on scene to assist the displaced residents with temporary housing and other needs.

Firefighters battle blaze

The fire department estimated that the fire caused about $200,000 in damage to the building and its contents. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is believed to have started in the kitchen of the unit where the fire originated.

Fire department praises teamwork and community support

The fire department thanked the neighboring fire agencies of Carbondale and Colorado River Fire Rescue for their mutual aid and assistance. The fire department also praised the teamwork and professionalism of its firefighters and staff, as well as the support and cooperation of the community.

The fire department reminded the public of the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom and on every level of the home, and testing them monthly. The fire department also advised the public to never leave cooking unattended, and to keep flammable items away from stoves and ovens.

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