Structure Fire at 2314 E. Monument St.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Colorado Springs, CO – On February 25, 2014 at 3:17 a.m., Colorado Springs firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 2314 E. Monument Street. The first CSFD engine arrived within seven minutes to find a detached shed/small garage on fire that was extending to a second shed/small garage and to a home. The fire that encroached on the home damaged the exterior and broke a window, causing a small fire on the interior of a bedroom that was quickly extinguished. A family of five was displaced from that home.
A live electrical service wire that extended over the sheds burned through and was arcing on the ground when crews arrived. This electrical line provided service to a second home. Because power was lost to the second home, the occupants of the that home were also displaced.
CSFD responded to this single alarm fire call with six apparatus including two fire engines, two fire trucks, and support personnel. Approximately 33 firefighters and support personnel were on scene.
The CSFD was supported by the Colorado Springs Police Department, American Medical Response and Red Cross.
The CSFD estimates that $62,000 of property/content was saved, limiting the overall loss to $59,000 in property/content.
The cause is undetermined possibly electrical starting inside the shed. The extensive damage was a result of the high fire load of items stored in the shed and the trees above.
The CSFD wants to remind the community to ensure your home has working smoke alarms on every level of the home, especially near sleeping areas.