Three separate fires ignite in Denver metro area over past day; two injured in Thornton

Three separate fires ignited in Denver area residences Saturday evening and Sunday morning, including a Thornton fire that injured two.

An apartment building in the 700 block of West 91st Avenue in Thornton was the first building to ignite when a fire started in a bush just after 4 p.m., according to the Thornton Fire Department. The fire then spread to the building and caused two people to be transported to the hospital with minor injuries before it was extinguished.

Two of the units at the complex, The Overlook, were deemed uninhabitable. The families in those units were moved to other apartments in the same complex, according to the fire department. Crews continued to investigate the cause of the fire Sunday.

Shortly after, Littleton firefighters battled a blaze in a Highlands Ranch garage on Briargrove Way. Gas in cars inside the garage helped fuel the flames, which were extinguished about 8:26 p.m., according to the Littleton Fire Department. Nobody was injured in the fire.

On Sunday morning, crews with South Metro Fire Rescue contained a chimney fire in a Greenwood Village home.

Firefighters responded about 8:16 a.m. to the 3700 block of East Willamette Lane and found the fire had spread to the roof of the home.

The crews kept the fire from entering inside the building and nobody was injured in the incident, according to the fire agency.

Littleton and MSouthMetroPIO Firefighters are battling a fully engulfed residential garage fire on Briargrove Way in Highlands Ranch. No injuries reported, no other homes threatened, updates to follow.

— Littleton Fire (@Littleton_Fire) December 16, 2018

Crews were dispatched to a structure fire at Overlook Apts, 753 W. 91st Ave. Fire started on the outside and spread to units on 1st and 2nd floor. Two parties transported with minor injuries. Mgmt working to relocate families in other units.

— Thornton Fire Dept. (@ThorntonFire) December 16, 2018

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