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Structure Fire at 4615 Hinsdale Way
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Colorado Springs, CO - On October 6, 2013 at 10:13 p.m., Colorado Springs fire
fighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 4615 Hinsdale Way at The Retreat at Austin Bluffs apartments. The first CSFD engine arrived within four minutes to see heavy smoke and flames coming from the third story of the building. Firefighters worked to put out the fire from the outside of the building as it was not safe to enter.

CSFD responded to this three-alarm fire call with seven fire engines, four fire trucks, the hazmat unit, the heavy rescue unit and five support apparatus. There were 58 firefighters on-scene working to put out the fire and provide medical care to the residents. Fire investigators are currently working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

All twelve units in the building were evacuated and no injuries were reported. The Red Cross along with The Retreat at Austin Bluffs property management are assisting the 20 displaced residents with housing and recovery.

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