Dec. 19, 2011 - Boulder firefighters on scene of sorority house fire near University of Colorado
Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 Contact: Kim Kobel, Boulder Fire, 303-441-3370
Boulder firefighters on scene of sorority house fire near University of Colorado
A fire at Kappa Alpha Theta sorority is under control, but not yet completely out. The sorority is located at 1333 University and the fire was reported around 9:21 p.m.
Fire officials conducted a building search of all three floors to make sure no one was left inside, and found that the building was vacant. The sorority’s house mother appears to be the only person displaced by tonight’s fire, and she has found a place to stay for the evening.
One firefighter is being taken to the hospital to be treated for a sprained ankle.
When firefighters arrived, the attic of the building was very involved and heavy smoke could be seen. The attic is not covered by the building’s sprinkler system. All eight of the fire department’s apparatus are on scene, as well as at least 30 firefighters. Their focus right now is to locate and extinguish any hot spots which may be burning in the building in areas which are difficult to see, for example, between walls. Fire investigators will go in when it’s safer and likely during daylight hours, to investigate the cause of the fire, which at this point is unknown.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 11:48