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October 19, 2016

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Structure Fire

Boulder County, Colo. - On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at approximately 9:33 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center received a 911 phone call regarding a possible structure fire in the 3900 block of Frailey Drive.

Deputies with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office along with personnel from the Mountain View Fire Department, the Lafayette Fire Department, the Erie Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene. Upon arrival flames and smoke were observed from a second floor bedroom window. The fire department was able to get control of the fire and quickly put the fire out.

The fire was reported by the residence's teenage son who was sleeping in the house alone at the time and woke when he started smelling smoke. The son tried to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful. He was able to get the family's two dogs and cats out of the house.

The house suffered significant damage to the Master Bedroom and Bathroom but the remainder of the residence did not suffer any fire damage.

A Multi Agency Fire Investigator Team member (MAFIT) with the Mountain View Fire Department responded to investigate the fire. The fire was determined to have been started by a faulty outlet in the Master Bedroom.

No family members or pets suffered any injuries. The family was assisted by the American Red Cross with temporary living arrangements.

The Boulder County case number for this incident is 16-6440.

This media release can be found on the Boulder County Sheriff's Office web-site at:


/s/ Sergeant Randy Wilber