BOULDER, Colorado (CBS4)– Fire investigators will return to the scene of a massive fire at an apartment complex in Boulder on Wednesday. Tuesday’s fire affected more than 80 units and caused three buildings to collapse.
Boulder Fire Rescue responded to a large structural fire at Whittier Apartments at 2301 Pearl Street just after 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
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It took dozens of firefighters two hours to bring the blaze under control. The 81-unit complex is spread over six buildings. Most of the structures in the complex have partially collapsed, collapsed, or are structurally unstable.
The fire damaged the upper floors of the buildings the most. Some people on the second and third floors jumped to escape the flames.
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Structures are not secure enough for first responders to enter and search. Three owners still need to be contacted to verify occupancy.
Anyone who lives in Whittier Apartments or has stayed there in the past is asked to call Detective Sharon Ramos at 303-441-3323.
Anyone displaced by this fire should report to the Boulder Police Department, located at 1805 33rd St Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to contact American Red Cross personnel.
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