BROOMFIELD, Colo (CBS4) – Firefighters actively worked a house fire in Broomfield Wednesday morning that injured two people.
A neighbor first called about the fire on Lipan Street near West 152nd Avenue at 4:30 a.m. North Metro Fire responded and worked to get the fire knocked out. Flames continued to burn almost two hours after the initial call came in.
Part of the home collapsed in the blaze, creating a challenge for the nearly 30 firefighters on scene.
“The second story became pretty heavily engulfed in flames and smoke so we were forced to evacuate crews and attack it from the outside,” Sara Farris with the North Metro Fire Department said. “That’s why it took a bit longer to try to fully contain the fire.”
Two people, including one female, were transported for injuries related to the fire, though the extent of those injuries is unknown.
The two-story home housed a single family.
Flames were out and the fire was deemed under control by 6:30 a.m. Crews were checking for any remaining hotspots and awaiting an arson investigator to determine the cause.