CU Fire Overnight

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Dec 11, 2002
BOULDER - Firefighters worked quickly Monday to put out an early morning fire at an apartment complex near the University of Colorado campus.

Sarah Huntley, public information officer for the Boulder Fire Department says crews responded to the Holly Apartment Complex located at 1821 22nd St. around 2:30 a.m.

Firefighters worked to fight the fire from the outside of the building, according to the fire marshall.

Investigators believe a juniper bush caught fire outside of the building and quickly spread up through the apartment complex.

Three or four units sustained some fire damage, but there were no injuries to residents or firefighters. All of the residents inside the 31-unit complex evacuated before the fire marshall arrived on scene.

Huntley says firefighters wore protective gear while fighting the fire due to the asbestos believed to be inside the drywall.

The fire marshall says residents may have to wait up to a day before returning to their homes as the air quality of the apartment building has to be tested.

The fire remains under investigation and no one was injured. The American Red Cross has responded to help those displaced by the fire.
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