Fire at Longmont Parking Structures “undetermined,” but Likely Human-caused

November 12, 2018

Station 2 engineer Scott Noakes stretches a fire hose between two multi-car garages while fighting a fire in the 1600 block of Warren Avenue in Longmont. The cause of the fire is undetermined, investigators said Monday, but they believe it is human-caused.

The cause of a fire that on Nov. 6 spread from leaves to parking structures in the 1600 block of Warren Avenue is undetermined, according to Longmont fire spokeswoman Molly Cropp.

However, fire investigators are open to getting more information on the fire, Cropp said. They believe it was probably “human-caused,” but it’s unknown whether it was accidental or arson.

If investigators get further information on the fire, the official cause may be changed, Cropp said.

The fire started in leaves and debris between two apartment complexes on the street, before it spread to a fence and then two parking structures.

The parking structures suffered minor damage, but firefighters put out the flames before the blaze spread beyond those buildings.

No injuries were reported.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

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