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At least 4 buildings destroyed in construction fire near C-470 in Douglas County

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 18:54:30-04

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — At least four buildings were destroyed in a construction fire that broke out Monday afternoon off C-470 and Santa Fe Drive in Douglas County.

South Metro Fire Rescue crews arrived to find four separate three-story wood-frame buildings fully engulfed. The fire spread to a fifth building under construction and caused significant damage.

The fire also spread to a nearby brush area, and was threatening a nearby condo unit. However, crews were able to quickly get it under control.

Two people have been injured with possible burns, South Metro said. They were transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.