(House fire near 27th and W. Platte Ave)
By Nia Bender
COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs fire cews were incredibly busy Thursday with two house fires on the west side of the city. A home near Old Colorado City is seriously damaged and a firefighter is recovering from injuries after crews were called to the home at about 27th and W. Platte Avenue at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say one firefighter was injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment, but the nature of their injuries are currently unknown as of Friday morning. No one was in the home and no one else was injured. It took fire crews about an hour to get the flames out. Investigators are working to determine exactly what sparked the blaze.
Update- Firefighters have the fire knocked down and are now looking for hotspots. pic.twitter.com/VO1eZSxxcF
— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) June 10, 2021
Another home on the westside is badly damaged after a fire started by a grill at about 8:00 p.m. on Chesham Circle The fire prompted CSFD to remind homeowners about safe outdoor grilling after the blaze at the home. Investigators say a grill fire went out of control and did extensive damage to the home. No one was injured in the home. The fire department says outdoor grills should be kept well away from areas that could catch fire, including deck railings, outdoor branches, and parts of the roof.
— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) June 11, 2021