Morning Structure Fire in Glenwood on Maple Street ‘under control within 20 minutes’ |

Morning Structure Fire in Glenwood on Maple Street ‘under control within 20 minutes’

Firefighters with Glenwood Springs mop up and investigate the scene of an early morning house fire at 501 Maple Street. FIrst responders arrived on the scene shortly before 8 a.m. Friday a block west of the Hotel Colroado. Kyle Mills / Post Independent

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Maple Street Friday morning.

According to a news release, the fire department received the call at 7:20 a.m. and within 20 minutes had it under control.

Upon arriving at the scene, fire fighters encountered heavy smoke from within the home where the fire was burning.

Firefighters immediately removed an occupant from the home and then began offensive fire suppression operations according to the news release.

One occupant was transported to Valley View Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Four engines, two ambulances, a command vehicle and 13 firefighters including mutual aid from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District and Colorado River Fire Rescue responded to the fire, which is currently being investigated by members of the Garfield County Fire Investigation team.

The cause of the fire was not yet available.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.

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