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November 16, 2019

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Fire damages home in Boulder County

No injuries reported in fire that damaged a Boulder home

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, November 16 at around 10:16 a.m., the Boulder County Communications Center received a 911 call from a resident in the 2800 block of Maya Place reporting that a house was on fire, with black smoke coming from the basement. The caller also reported that someone was trying to evacuate an elderly female from the house and rescue the family cat. The neighborhood is an unincorporated county “island” surrounded by the City of Boulder, so Sheriff’s Office personnel immediately requested assistance from the Boulder Police Department in case assistance with evacuations was necessary while sheriff’s deputies were en route.

The first firefighters were on scene by 10:23 a.m. and quickly began working to extinguish the flames, which they had out by 10:54 a.m. All occupants and pets made it out of the house unharmed, and no rescue personnel were injured. The basement of the residence is likely a total loss, and the main floor sustained smoke and water damage.

The following agencies assisted with this incident: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Police Department, City of Boulder Fire Rescue, Boulder Rural Fire, Mountain View Fire, Louisville Fire, Lyons Fire, AMR ambulance, and the Multi-Agency Fire Investigation Team (MAFIT).

Investigators with MAFIT and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

The case number for this incident is 19-6615.


/s/ Sergeant Clay Leak