By Jack Lowenstein

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – West Metro Fire crews rushed to a fire at townhomes under construction in the Applewood community of Jefferson County Monday morning.

According to the West Metro Fire tweet, firefighters responded to the burning buildings near the intersection with West 20th Avenue and Youngfield Street. This scene is east of Golden.

West Metro Fire says the damage estimate to the townhomes was at least $2 million with the fire gutting at least three units.

Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene to check for hotspots a majority of the day.

Youngfield was shut down from W 21st Ave to W 23rd Ave.

(credit: Christopher Rivera)

Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a call at a home across the street from the main fire scene because heat from the flames melted window shutters there.

“It was intense smoke as the flames were put out. So our next-door neighbors just told us, they woke up at 4, they looked out they couldn’t see anything but smoke. That’s all they saw they had no idea what was going on. They woke up and saw my post on Facebook and that got them out of bed,” said Damien McCarron.

No one was injured in the fire. Youngfield Street was closed during the fire investigation and cleanup.

Jack Lowenstein