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Boulder County fire destroys home, injures firefighter

7:38 PM, Sep 23, 2012   |    comments
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By 7:00 a.m., the stucco exterior was the only part of the home standing. Authorities say the house is a total loss. Investigators cannot go inside until the structure is deemed safe.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says they got a call around 2:30 a.m. from the homeowners in the 3900 block of S. Torrey's Peak. When crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed.

One firefighter from the Rocky Mountain Fire Protection district was injured entering the home. The firefighter was taken to the hospital where he needed several stitches. He has since been released.

The homeowners were able to get out safely, but their cats have not been found. Due to the size of the fire, the homes next door were evacuated as a precaution.

The Rocky Mountain Fire Protection district has their investigation team on the way, but a spokesperson from the sheriff's office says the fire is not being considered suspicious.

The Red Cross is assisting both the residents and multiple fire crews who responded.

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