Colorado Springs
81° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

20 homeless after 3 alarm apartment fire

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:07:45 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 07 2013 02:17:41 PM CDT
Apartment fire on Austin Bluffs

Hannah Barron-manzanares


A fire at the Retreat at Austin Bluffs Apartments, 4615 Hinsdale Way in Colorado Springs, forced the evacuation of 12 units and displaced 20 residents.

The fire was reported at 10:13 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

Everyone was able to safely get out of the building, and no one was hurt. Two nearby buildings were also evacuated.

When firefighters arrived, they reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the third story of the building. Firefighters fought the flames from outside because it was not safe to go inside the building.

Seven fire engines, four fire trucks, the hazmat unit, the heavy rescue unit and five support apparatus were dispatched to the three alarm fire. A total of 58 firefighters were dispatched to fight the flames and provide medical care if anyone was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Red Cross and the company that manages the apartment complex are helping the displaced residents find housing.



The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus