Structure fire in Avon suppressed, no injuries reported (video)
AVON — At approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, the Eagle River Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the Beaver Bench Condominium Complex on West Beaver Creek Boulevard in Avon. On arrival, smoke and flames were visible from a ground floor unit on the backside of Building A.
All residents and pets were safely evacuated from the building, and crews began an offensive attack. The fire was under control by approximately 1 p.m. Crews remained on scene for a few more hours, conducting overhaul and checking for hot spots in the attic space. The fire was called completely out at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. At least six units have been declared uninhabitable; the other 12 units will be re-evaluated once the investigation is complete and building officials have determined it is safe to re-enter.
Video from ongoing fire operations on W Beaver Creek Blvd. please avoid the area to allow crews to work safely
Posted by Eagle River Fire Protection District on Saturday, August 25, 2018
One patient was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation; no other injuries were reported. Approximately 15 residents and several pets have been displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross and Vail Valley Salvation Army in obtaining lodging, clothing, toiletries and other necessities. The Eagle County Animal Control and Shelter is assisting with pet needs.
Engine 5, Engine 7, Battalion 7, Engine 12 and Engine 15 responded and were assisted by Tower 3, Battalion 3 and Ladder 1 from Vail Fire and Emergency Services, Engine 9 from Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Avon Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Vail Public Safety Communications Center, the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. An engine from Summit Fire and EMS provided coverage in Vail to allow Vail crews to assist in Avon.
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