Crews contain house fire in Colorado Springs, no injuries reported

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –Over 50 firefighters responded to a house fire in Colorado Springs Tuesday.

Fire officials said a caller reported the smoke coming from the home located at 3435 Muirfield Drive just after 10 a.m.

All residents along with one cat and two dogs were safely evacuated during the early stage of the fire. Authorities say a second cat was rescued by firefighters and resuscitated on scene. The cat is expected to recover.

Fire officials have determined the cause and origin of the fire to be accidental. They say the outbreak was connected to an electrical event that happened in the ceiling space above the laundry room.

Officials say the home’s smoke alarms did activate but there is considerable damage to the home from both smoke and fire.

No lives were lost and no firefighter injuries were reported, according to officials.

Colorado Springs Fire Department is reminding homeowners who are having work performed on their homes to pull the proper permits through Pikes Peak Regional Building Department and have the work completed by a licensed contractor.

 

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