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Denver firefighter injured fighting campfire set by homeless

Posted at 1:20 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 15:20:49-05

A Denver firefighter was injured on Saturday fighting a fire set by some homeless people who were staying in a storm sewer near South Cherry Creek Drive and Quebec Street.

The firefighter was treated for minor burns at Denver Health medical center.

Someone reported smoke coming from the gutter at 10:58 p.m., said D. Granado, fire department operator.

“Some transients were in the sewage area and built a camp. They were probably burning a fire to stay warm.”