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Wapos Restaurant in Boulder heavily damaged in fire

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 11:24:00-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A Boulder restaurant was heavily damaged in a fire on Thursday around noon.

The Boulder County Communications Center received a call around 12:15 p.m. about smoke coming from the Wapos Restaurant at 4929 Broadway, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

When they arrived at the scene, firefighters confirmed a fire was burning in the business and all occupants had safely evacuated. Nobody was injured.

The building had "significant damage," the sheriff's office said.

The Multi-Agency Fire Investigation Team is investigating the fire and what may have caused it.

In addition to the sheriff's office, Boulder Rural Fire Protection District, Boulder Fire-Rescue, Mountain View Fire Department, Louisville Fire Department, Boulder Police Department, and Boulder Emergency Squad also responded to the fire.

Late Thursday night, the restaurant posted on Facebook saying "we are devastated by this" and that the fire was due to an electrical shortage in the attic. The restaurant will be closed temporarily, and the owners recommended customers visit DosWapos in Lafayette to show support.

No other details were available as of 7 a.m Friday.