Man dies after Gunbarrel apartment fire in April; detectives investigating

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A man has died after being pulled from an apartment fire in Gunbarrel last month, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Detectives are investigating whether the man started the fire in the Hunter Creek Condominiums in the 4600 block of White Rock Circle on April 21.

“Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the fire as a criminal act,” the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies discovered the fire after responding to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance.

Firefighters found 42-year-old Kelly Carter inside the apartment. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Carter was removed from life support last week and died a short time later, the sheriff’s office said.

The woman who called 911 and residents in adjacent units were evacuated safely.

Members of the Boulder County Multi-Agency Fire Investigation Team are investigating the cause of the fire.

“Once the MAFIT team has reached their conclusion into the cause and origin of the fire, the sheriff’s investigators can complete their investigation and additional information can be released,” the sheriff’s office stated.


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