Firefighters douse small blaze at Oakhurst townhomes |

Firefighters douse small blaze at Oakhurst townhomes

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A small fire in a planter box was quickly extinguished at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday outside of an Oakhurst townhome.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department battalion chief Darryl Queen said he’s not sure how the fire started, but he said it was minor and was extinguished quickly.

“Initially we were dispatched for a brush fire, but it turned out to be a planter fire,” Queen said. “For some reason, the plant that was inside a plastic planter box caught fire, then the plastic box caught fire.”

The flames licked the siding on the back side of the townhome ” which faced the 2700 block of Blake Avenue ” lighting the insulation beneath.

“There was smoke in the basement and outside. A light water extinguisher did it pretty well,” Queen said.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511

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