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Firefighter taken to hospital after vehicle fire breaks out inside Adams County fire station

Posted at 9:41 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 11:41:14-04

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — One firefighter was injured Thursday morning after a brush fire truck caught fire inside a fire station.

Around 2 a.m., the vehicle, which was parked in one of the bays at a South Adams County Fire Rescue station, caught fire.

Firefighters at Station 28 on Walden Street woke up to the smell of smoke and immediately worked to extinguish the fire, said Maria Carabajal, spokeswoman with the department. Brighton Fire Rescue also worked to put out the fire.

All of the firefighters from that station were moved to another one, and the station closed.

A lieutenant was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation, Carabajal said. He has since been released.

Authorities are assessing the cause and damage.