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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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Motorcycle rider killed in Brighton when SUV turns into his path -- Denver Post Article

A 54-year-old motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday afternoon when a 21-year-old driver pulled into his path, Brighton police said. The man's name was not released, pending notification of his family. Police said Zebulon Graeb caused the collision at East Bridge Street and South 22nd Avenue when he turned the Ford Explorer he was driving in front of the motorcycle. [CLICK LINK BELOW FOR COMPLETE STORY] ...
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Change Your Clocks and Batteries in Your CO Dectectors and Fire Alarms Nov. 4

The Thornton Fire Department would like to remind you to make a life-saving change in your household. On Sunday, November 4 when you change your clocks, you need to also change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Making sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order takes just a moment, but it’s the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire....
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Brighton Fire awarded grant to hire firefighters

BRIGHTON--Brighton Fire was recently awarded a Federal SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ...
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Man Sentenced in Vehicular Assault on Thornton Officer

Adams/Broomfield District Attorney Don Quick announced today Fernando Malagon (DOB: 05/22/1992)) was sentenced in for causing serious bodily injury to an on duty Thornton Police Officer....
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