1 dead, 3 first responders injured in Jefferson County house fire

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – One person died and three first responders were sent to a hospital after a house fire Friday morning in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a house fire in the 17100 block of Mount Vernon Road at 10:30 a.m.

One deputy and two fire personnel were transported to a local hospital with smoke and fire-related injuries they got while trying to rescue the person who died.

Fire crews later confirmed one fatality in the fire, and an investigation is now under way.

“I heard he might have been disabled he’s wheelchair bound, and he might not have been able to get out of the fire,” neighbor Tiffany Kekumano said. “It’s horrible, I mean this is a tragedy, we’re all kind of a community here and we all try to take care of each other.”

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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