Firefighter injured in Boulder condo fire, official says

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BOULDER, Colo. -- Several people were displaced Saturday morning after a fire ignited at a condo complex in Boulder.

According to a tweet from Boulder police and fire spokespe

rson Kim Kobel, Boulder Fire Rescue responded to a multi-family fire early Saturday morning in the 2800 block of Springdale Lane.

Kobel said firefighters were able to contain the blaze to two units, which would both probably be declared total losses.

She added that the condo at 2885 Springdale Ln. sustained the most damage -- it was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene.

With flames rising to about 40 feet coming out of the roof, Kobel said firefighters could see the blaze from their station before they arrived on scene.

Three occupants from the unit at 2885 and two from the unit at 2887 were self-evacuated, said Kobel. In total, she estimated about 18 to 25 individuals evacuated by crews as a precaution.

The fire was reported at approximately 3 a.m., and firefighters had it under control by 4:15 a.m., she added.

While no residents were injured, one firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Kobel said the fire marshal was investigating the cause of the fire, but information would probably not be released for several days.

The American Red Cross said a Red Cross Disaster Action Team and Mobile Feeding Unit were dispatched to the scene to assist those displaced by the fire with essential immediate needs.

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