Colorado Apartment Fire Started Following Plumbing Work

December 21, 2011

Authorities say a fire that destroyed an 11-unit apartment complex near Basalt, Colo., started after plumbing work was performed in one of units.

Basalt Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Peetz says a plumber was using a blowtorch to join two pieces of piping, and something caught fire Friday.

The fire displaced 33 residents.

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