Colorado FFs Injured Battling Blazes

FRANKTOWN, Colo. --

 

Three firefighters were injured fighting house fires Wednesday morning in Franktown and near Nederland.

The first house fire was reported at 2:14 a.m., at 9344 E. State Highway 86.

Three adults in the home escaped from the burning home, but one of the three suffered smoke inhalation.

A firefighter was injured after slipping on a ladder and a second firefighter injured his back while fighting the blaze, according to Deputy Fire Chief Dave Woodrick, of the Franktown Fire Department.

Nine dogs were also rescued from the home.

Woodrick said the fire did not appear to be weather-related, but sub-zero temperatures were recorded while the fire was being fought.

A second house fire broke out in Gilpin County, just west of Nederland.

A residence at 1616 S. Beaver Creek Road was fully involved in flames when firefighters from four fire departments arrived.

The first call came in at 7:20 a.m.

A firefighter suffered chest pains while battling the blaze in 18-below-zero weather.

Personnel from Timberline, Central City, Nederland and Coal Creek Canyon help battle the blaze.

No one was home when the fire broke out.

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