New Condo Building Destroyed in Colorado Fire

October 26, 2011

Firefighters in Fort Collins, Colo., are investigating a fire that destroyed a condominium building under construction and heavily damaged a neighboring building.

The fire was reported just after 3:30 a.m. on Monday in a four-story condo building being built downtown.

The fire destroyed that building and spread to the Penny Flats building next door, which has businesses on the ground floor and condos upstairs. Residents there evacuated and no one was injured.

Capt. Patrick Love said parts of the Penny Flats building suffered heavy water damage. Firefighters eventually had to fight the blaze from the outside, pouring about 4,000 gallons of a minute on the blaze.

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