By Logan Smith

DENVER (CBS4) — A fire started at ground level of a multi-story building under construction Monday morning. It was short-lived, however.

The blaze was knocked down shortly after firefighters from the Denver Fire Department dragged hoses down an alley and put water on it.

The incident occurred at about 10:40 a.m. in the block surrounded by 6th and 7th Avenues, Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath Street.

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Copter4 found a dark smoke plume coming from the western side of the open ground floor of the building. Four floors of framed-in construction were above the fire floor.

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The fire ignited during welding operations, a spokesman for the department, Greg Pixley, told CBS4.

Workers attempted to put the fire out themselves using fire extinguishers, he said.

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One worker was being treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by Denver Health paramedics, Pixley added.

There were no other injuries.



Logan Smith