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Oct 24, 2011 1:35 PM by James H Egbert

Food on stove fills apartment with smoke

Firefighters from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived at the Wood Avenue Apartments located at 2919 Wood Avenue in Colorado Springs and found flame on top of a stove in a locked apartment. Firefighters had to make a forcible entry into the apartment and were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it could extend into other parts of the structure.

Colorado Springs Firedepartment Investigators will work to determine the actual cause of the fire. Due to the fire being reported in an apartment complex, multiple fire companies were called to respond as a precaution. Had the fire had spread to other units a large response by the fire department would have been needed to contain the fire and evacuate the entire complex.

There have been no reports of injury by residents or firefighters.

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