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August 19, 2020

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Apartment deck fire in Superior, Colorado

Planter catches fire and is quickly extinguished

Boulder County, Colo. - On August 18, 2020, at about 10:52 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of a small fire on a deck in the 2600 block of South Rock Creek Parkway in Superior, Colorado.

Firefighter with Rocky Mountain Fire arrived on scene and evaluated the scene. The apartment occupant explained a planter on the deck had caught fire and burned the railing of the deck. He quickly extinguished the flames with some water prior to the fire departments' arrival. Firefighters made certain the flames were completely out before leaving the scene.

It is believed the fire was started from a cigarette that wasn't completely out. Minimal damage was caused to the deck railing and a plastic planter. No injuries were reported during this incident.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number for this incident is #20-3675.


/s/ Sergeant Samuel Hard