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Attic Fire in Brighton

BRIGHTON-- At approximately 1:40 pm on Sunday, March 10 crews responded to the report of a home on fire. Upon arrival, crews found a home with visible smoke and flames on the outside of the home. Crews were able to control the fire within 45 minutes of their initial arrival. Brighton Fire Rescue Engine 55, Tower 51, Engine 52 and Battalion 51 responded to this incident. Brighton crews were assisted during this fire by Thornton Fire Engine 75 and Battalion 71. Attic Fire in Brighton The majority of the fire damage is to the roof and attic of the home. There were no smoke detectors in the home, but all occupants and pets were accounted for and uninjured. Luckily a passerby saw the fire on the home, and notified the occupants who were able to get out before the fire got too big. The cause of the fire was determined to have started outside the home and was due to overloaded electrical wiring. The roof was damaged in the fire, and the family was not able to stay in the home. The family was taken care of by the Red Cross. No firefighters or civilians were injured in this fire. Reminder that Brighton Fire has a free smoke detector program for residents of our fire district and all smoke detectors older than 10 years need to be replaced.

 

 

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