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October 18, 2017

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Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

Early Morning Structure Fire Niwot, Colorado

Boulder County, Colo. -

On Wednesday
morning at approximately 2:30 a.m., Boulder County Sheriff's Communications
received a report of a commercial fire alarm at Colterra Food & Wine,
located in the 200 block Franklin Street in Niwot.

received multiple calls from Trident Security Alarm Company stating the alarm
was coming from the kitchen area. Members
of Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Mountain View Fire Department, Boulder
Rural Department and Boulder Fire Department responded. When personnel arrived, smoke was visible on
the north side of the building. Crews
worked quickly to contain the fire to the Colterra building, and only one
precautionary evacuation was made. Weather
conditions were not an aggravating factor for firefighting operations.

The cause of
the fire is being investigated by members of Mountain View Fire Department and
is ongoing. The kitchen of Colterra Food
& Wine sustained heavy damage and no other loses reported.

incident has been documented under Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case
report: 17-6092

/s/ Sgt. Vinnie Montez