ADAMS COUNTY - Heavy smoke and flames poured from a duplex near East 75th Place and Krameria Drive when firefighters from South Adams County Fire Department first arrived on scene Tuesday morning.
South Adams County Fire Department public information officer Jeff Woog said firefighters knocked most of the fire down about 15 minutes after they arrived. After 30 minutes of fighting the fire, it was declared out, but unfortunately the roof of the unit in the rear of the duplex was badly damaged in the fire, and the family living in that unit will not be able to return to it for some time.
Woog said the initial attack on the fire was complicated by falling power lines and piles of bikes, tires and other items which was also on fire behind the duplex, giving firefighters very little space to move around and walk in the area behind the duplex.
No firefighters or residents were injured.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There was another family that was evacuated from their unit during the fire but was able to return when crews cleared the scene.
Xcel Energy remained on scene for a few hours as they worked to repair the downed power lines and restore power to the duplex.
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