July 13, 2017
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Residential Structure Fire in Lefthand Canyon
Home in 2000 block of Lefthand Canyon fully engulfed in flames
Boulder County, Colo. - On Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at approximately 1:47am, the Boulder County Communications Center received a 911 call from several residents in the area of the 2000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive about a possible structure fire. Upon the arrival of the first emergency responders, they discovered a three-story, wood-framed, single-family residence that had smoke and flames visible. The fire spread very quickly and the home became fully engulfed in flames as rescue personnel were continuing to respond.
Due to the flames and extreme heat, fire personnel were not immediately able to make entry into the residence. As of the writing of this press release, it is unknown if anyone was inside the residence at the time. One vehicle was observed to be in the attached garage.
Traffic is currently blocked at approximately 1000 Lefthand Canyon Drive prohibiting vehicles from traveling westbound up Lefthand Canyon Drive, as well as near the intersection of Lefthand Canyon Drive and Olde Stage Road blocking eastbound traffic, due to the large number of rescue personnel and vehicles on scene.
Responding agencies include: the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Lefthand Fire, Hygiene Fire, Lyons Fire, Boulder Mountain Fire, Boulder Rural Fire, Jamestown Fire, Boulder Emergency Squad, Longmont Emergency Unit and the Red Cross.
The Sheriff's Office and fire personnel will be investigating to determine the cause and origin of the fire, which is undetermined at this time. The investigation will be conducted with the assistance of the Metro Area Fire Investigation Team (MAFIT).
The associated BCSO case number for this incident is 17-4033.
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/s/Sgt. Clay Leak