ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A fire broke out at an apartment building in Adams County on Friday morning near Thornton’s city limits and injured one person.
Authorities are trying to determine if an oxygen tank exploded and triggered the blaze. A neighbor told CBS4 that’s what happened.
The building has fifteen apartments and is located on the 8100 block of Washington Street.
The fire started at approximately 6:45 a.m. and 33 firefighters attacked it quickly.
“There was a lot of smoke coming out from the front,” said Carlos Briano, public information officer for Adams County Fire Rescue.
Most of it was knocked down by 7:30 a.m., according to Briano.
So far it’s not clear how badly the person, a female, was hurt.
The cause of the fire isn’t known.