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Firefighters battle blaze at The Shootist Gun Range and store in Englewood

Shootist Gun Range fire
Flames from fire at Shootist gun store and range in Englewood
Posted at 4:33 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 10:10:16-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Firefighters with the Denver Fire Department battled a large fire at The Shootist Gun Range and store early Thursday morning.

The fire was reported shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday at the family business.

Flames could be seen from S. Santa Fe Drive and W. Dartmouth Avenue. There were reports of ammunition exploding inside.

"The structure fire was fully involved when we (firefighters) arrived on scene," said Capt. Greg Pixley, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department. "We did not go inside and immediately began fighting the fire."

No one was inside at the time of the fire, according the 911 call that the fire department received.

"A reverse 911 call was sent to about 50 people within a block area telling them to evacuated," said Sgt. Chad Read, a spokesman for the Englewood Police Department.

Police also helped evacuate nearby homes and businesses. Read said there were no reported injuries.

"We are working with Englewood to put out any hot spots and then will begin investigating," Pixley said.

This is a developing story. Stay with Denver7 for updates.