Firefighters Knock Down Vacant House Fire in Colorado

At 11:54 AM, on September 16, 2004, Union Colony Fire /Rescue in Greeley, Colorado, was called to a structure with reports of two people trapped inside.

Initial arriving crews reported heavy fire and smoke. A quick primary search was performed and the structure was determined to be "all clear." Fire crews (3 engine companies, 1 ladder company, 1 rescue company, 1 Battalion Chief) worked for about an hour to extinguish the fire in the home, which neighbors reported to be vacant. Neighbors also reported a lot of regular activity in the home during the past few months, possibly being used by vagrants.

No injuries were reported to citizens or firefighters.

Initial investigation indicates that the fire is suspicious in origin and damage is estimated at $100,000.