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16 people displaced in fast-moving fire in Greeley Sunday evening

Feb 14 2021 Greeley fire displaces 16 residents_Greeley Fire Department
Posted at 6:53 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 14:18:24-05

GREELEY, Colo. — Sixteen people in Greeley were displaced following a fast-moving fire that damaged a garage and residence Sunday evening.

The Greeley Fire Department said they received an initial call about a residential fire, followed by more calls describing an explosion, along Balsam Avenue in Greeley Sunday evening. When crews arrived at the scene, they found heavy flames in the garage that were extending into the residence. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.

Sixteen residents were displaced from the home.

The fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire but stressed that fire alarms and smoke detectors save lives. They said all residents escaped the house without injury thanks to those devices.

Investigators said they believe the fire was accidental and likely involved a space heater near combustible materials.

No other information was available as of Monday morning.