arvada fire1 Firefighters Injured In Arvada Blaze Released From Hospital

(credit: Arvada Fire Dept.)

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Two firefighters who were badly burned in a fire that destroyed two houses have been released from the hospital.

Kevin Jacovetta and Chris Paine sustained second and third degree burns in the fire in Arvada on April 3. The Arvada Fire Department released their firefighter portrait photos on Thursday.

jacovetta kevin Firefighters Injured In Arvada Blaze Released From Hospital

Chris Paine, left, and Kevin Jacovetta, right (credit: Arvada Fire Department)

Fire investigators say the fire in the 6500 block of Union started when hot ashes in a barbecue grill ignited. The ashes were apparently stirred up by strong winds.

During their hospital stay, Jacovetta and Paine had to endure skin grafts to their injured areas.

The two men still face a tough road. They will be back in hospital soon for more surgeries.

Additional Resources

The Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation started a fund to help Jacovetta and Paine.

Donations can be made to:
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation ATTN: Arvada Fire Fighters
2342 Broadway
Denver, CO 80205

Comments (2)
  1. Kelly Adler Penfold says:

    I know Kevin and his family, and my heart goes out to them as the deal with all of this. Please Keep the Jacovetta Family in your hearts as will as the Paine family and lets remember all the men and women that fight fires for us.

  2. Pete & Carol says:

    We know the Jacovetta family and they are a beautiful family. Willing to help anyone in need and always greeting you with open arms and a smile. We are so thankful that Kevin will be okay physically and that the emotional healing will also come in time. To the Paine family, we will also keep you in our thoughts and prayers that you too will heal from your injuries.

    God Bless the many people who serve to protect our lives! Thank you!

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