FIRE CREWS CONTAIN 3-STORY ARVADA BLAZE
Firefighters spent more than five hours working to extinguish a smoky inferno that engulfed a three-story office building Saturday in Arvada.
Damage was heavy to the old building, which housed medical offices and a substance-abuse clinic at 6475Wadsworth near West 65th Avenue.
Because the blaze was so smoky, firefighters could not enter the building and thus could not confirm whether anybody was inside, said Deanna Harrington, deputy fire marshal of the Arvada Fire Protection District.
One civilian was sent to a nearby hospital. That person’s condition was unavailable.
Harrington said her agency was aided by the Westminster and Adams County fire departments, plus Salvation Army representatives were on site to help feed the crews.
Altogether, there were four engines, three truck companies, the battalion chief and medics, making it one of the largest fires for Arvada. About 50 fire personnel helped put out the fire.