Firefighter injured in early morning Superior house fire

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Superior fire (Ted Battreall)

Superior house fire (Ted Battreall)

SUPERIOR, Colo. – A firefighter was injured after trying to put out the flames of a house fire in Superior Sunday morning.

The Rocky Mountain Fire District said they responded to a call from someone inside the house at 3900 South Torrey’s Peak Drive at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The family was able to evacuate the house with no injuries; however the family’s two cats are unaccounted for.

Officers said one firefighter sustained minor injuries while putting out the fire. He was treated at a local hospital and was later released.

There was a temporary shelter set up at Eldorado Elementary School for families that had to evacuate their nearby homes. It has now been closed, according to police.

The origin of the fire is still under investigation. Police said the house has been significantly damaged because of the fire.