Two-alarm fire breaks out at Southglenn shopping center

Posted on: 11:55 am, November 8, 2012, by , updated on: 05:53pm, November 8, 2012

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  • This large plume of black smoke was very visible from the Streets at Southglenn Mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Twitter, @TacoNoseBest)

  • This large plume of black smoke was very visible from the Streets at Southglenn Mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Twitter, @TacoNoseBest)

  • Images from a fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012.

  • Images from a fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012.

  • Images from a fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012.

  • Images from a fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012.

  • Images from a fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012.

  • A viewer image from the fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Deidra Nguyen)

  • A viewer image from the fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Chrysti Coop)

  • A viewer image from the fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Chrysti Coop)

  • A viewer image from the fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Chrysti Coop)

  • A viewer image from the fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Chrysti Coop)

  • A viewer image from the fire that broke out in a Streets at SouthGlenn Mall building on Nov. 8, 2012.

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

  • Images from the fire that broke out in a building at the Streets at SouthGlenn mall in Centennial on Nov. 8, 2012. (Photo: Doug Sloss)

CENTENNlAL, Colo. — Witnesses reported a large plume of black smoke coming from the Streets of Southglenn outdoor mall Thursday morning.

The two-alarm fire broke out just before noon at a construction site at the shopping center.

Firefighters think construction workers accidentally started the fire while cutting metal beams. “Embers from that steel dropped on styrofoam insulation, it was the styrofoam insulation is what actually started on fire,” says Littleton Fire Department spokesman Doug Ireland.

One worker was treated for smoke inhalation and he did not require hospitalization.

Firefighters contained the fire within 30 minutes. Damage was limited to the building that was undergoing demolition.

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