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BOULDER - The Boulder Police Department says more than 50 firefighters are fighting a fire at an apartment complex. Residents of up to 34 apartment units have been evacuated.


The fire started just before 5:15 p.m. Saturday at 949 Marine Street. That's near Lincoln Place.

A spokesperson for the Boulder Police Department says the fire is mostly on the fourth floor - in the attic.

Crews on the scene treated one firefighter for a shoulder injury and heat exhaustion. No residents were hurt.

There's no word yet what started the fire.
 

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Boulder U/D: Cmd has requested a 3rd alarm for rehab purposes, initial reports of 30-35 units in the apt buld have been damaged.

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Boulder apartment building on fire
27-unit complex evacuated, threatened by flames

By Heath Urie (Contact)
Originally published 05:49 p.m., July 12, 2008
Updated 07:48 p.m., July 12, 2008

A four-story, 27-unit apartment building on Marine Street near Lincoln Place in Boulder is on fire, displacing dozens of University of Colorado students.

There are more than 50 firefighters on the scene of the three-alarm fire, which began about 5:15 p.m.

Boulder Fire Chief Larry Donner said at 6:30 p.m. that he's concerned that the entire building might burn, though he's optimistic at least some units can be saved.

Boulder crews have asked for assistance from neighboring agencies.

Firefighters have done a preliminary walk through the building and believe all residents have been evacuated without injury. Residents in adjacent buildings also have been evacuated.

One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, Donner said.

The fire is between the ceiling and the roof and is therefore difficult to access, he said. There is a sprinkler system installed in the building, but not between the ceiling and roof.

Witnesses said a patio caught fire on the north side of the building, called Hill House Apartments. The blaze then spread, and the whole building has become threatened by flames.

Residents who have been displaced were initially offered -- by the property management company -- accommodations at the Boulder Outlook Hotel on 28th Street. That has changed, however, and displaced residents are asked to meet at Grandview Avenue and Lincoln PLace at 8 p.m. today to make arrangements with the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross to make shelter arrangements.
 
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