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November 1, 2021

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Fire damages home north of Longmont

No injuries and cause appears accidental

Boulder County, Colo. - On Monday, November 1, 2021 at approximately 4:26 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire in the 8800 block of Vermillion Road, north of Longmont in unincorporated Boulder County. Upon their arrival, fire personnel could see smoke coming from the roof of the single-story, single-family residence. The resident told first responders that he had been under the house cleaning up cobwebs with a propane torch when the fire flashed out of control. He attempted to put it out but was unable to do so and evacuated the home. That party was the only person inside the house at the time and was not injured aside from some smoke inhalation. No pets or animals are believed to be injured. The fire was extinguished by approximately 5:30 p.m.

Personnel from Lyons Fire, Hygiene Fire, Longmont Fire, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, AMR Ambulance, and Poudre Valley REA responded to the incident.

The associated case number is 21-5281.


/s/ Sgt. Clay Leak