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Castle Rock Bike Shop Fire Ruled Accidental

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Firefighters rushed to put out a 3-alarm fire at a strip mall in Castle Rock Friday night. (credit: CBS)

Firefighters rushed to put out a 3-alarm fire at a strip mall in Castle Rock Friday night. (credit: CBS)

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)- The fire that damaged a bike shop inside a strip mall in Castle Rock last week has been ruled an accident.

Firefighters from several fire departments rushed to put out a three-alarm fire at a strip mall at 725 N. Wilcox in Castle Rock just after 9 p.m. Jan. 4 where a three-alarm fire was burning.

“When our units arrived they did find heavy smoke coming from the building and requested additional help,” said Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Chief Art Morales.

Fire investigators believe the fire was either caused by a ski-waxing machine or an overheated coffee pot.

Firefighters from Castle Rock, South Metro, Larkspur and Franktown joined in the fire fight. There were 60 firefighters with 25 units on scene.

The fire was contained to one business but there was smoke damage to the surrounding four businesses.

“The fire has been contained to the business of origin which appears to be a bike shop but there was smoke damage to the adjoining businesses as well,” said Morales.

There was about $150,000 in damages to the bike shop.

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