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May 25, 2010 8:03 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Update: fire at CSU-Pueblo

A chemical-fed, raging fire has injured one person, caused minor damage to student housing at Colorado State University-Pueblo and destroyed a carpet-cleaning truck.

The fire is now out.  Firefighters are making sure there's no hot embers that can reignite.

Pueblo Fire Department spokesman Woody Percival says a private carpet-cleaning company was cleaning the carpets in the dorms on the west side of the school when the fire broke out.  The carpet-cleaning truck was completely engulfed in flames, which were fed by propane and carpet cleaning chemicals.

One person was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Percival says the person was a carpet cleaning worker.

Percival says the fire spread from the truck to the Walking Stick Apartments on the CSU-Pueblo campus, but damage is limited to the eaves.

 

 

 

 

 

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