Structure Fire at 212 N. 23rd Street
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Colorado Springs, CO - On October 15, 2013 at 11:08 p.m., Colorado Springs firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 212 N. 23rd Street. The first CSFD engine arrived within four minutes to see heavy smoke coming from the roof of the home.
CSFD responded to this two-alarm fire call with five fire engines, three fire trucks, the hazmat unit, the heavy rescue unit and five support apparatus. There were 45 firefighters on-scene working to put out the fire and provide medical care to the residents.
Fire investigators have ruled this fire accidental caused by faulty electrical wiring in a void space in the wall located on the 2nd story of the home. Due to the balloon-type construction of this Victorian home, the fire rapidly moved into the attic space and burned through the roof.
One resident was evacuated and had no injuries. Due to the extensive damage to the home, the resident will be displaced until necessary repairs can be made. The fire investigators have estimated the value of the home and contents SAVED to be $102,385.