One injured in Denver auto shop fire

Posted at 9:45 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 14:32:06-04

Denver Fire Department says one person went to the hospital because of a fire that ripped through an auto body shop in north Denver. 

The fire started around 9 p.m. Thursday at Alternative Auto Solutions near 46th Avenue and Josephine Street, not far from the Purina plant.

This has been a fluid situation since the fire sparked. Denver Fire originally reported one person died and another was hurt in the fire.

Thursday night, the department told Denver7 that no one died and one victim went to the hospital. Friday morning, the Denver Fire Department public information officer told Denver7 that paramedics took two people to the hospital.

Then again around 8:30 a.m., Denver Fire corrected the number to say one person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. 

Denver Fire officials apologized for the confusion. There was a report of a missing person for a period of time but an official confirmes only one person was hurt.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.


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