LITTLETON, Colo. – (CBS4) Firefighters called out on a second alarm fire in Littleton Tuesday night had more to battle than just flames.
Temperatures below zero made it particularly difficult to battle the house fire at 7589 W. Frost Drive.
With icy roads, just getting to the fire was tough. Another concern was making sure the water in the hose didn’t freeze.
Firefighters also had to fight the fire in a rotation, so they could avoid getting frostbite.
“Our firefighters are well trained and pretty aggressive and smart, and right now they’re extremely cold, the wind chill factor was probably 33 to 35 degrees below zero and that’s another challenge that our firefighters have to cope with,” Chief John Mullin with Littleton Fire-Rescue said.
No one was hurt in the fire.
The fire left damage in the basement and smoke damage throughout the home.