Power restored after structure fire in Canon City

Published: Apr. 8, 2019 at 2:56 AM MDT
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Canon City firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire at a vacant structure early Monday morning.

Firefighters said they responded to a fire in the 200 block of Royal Gorge Boulevard around 12:20 a.m. Crews reported the vacant structure was heavily involved with fire when they arrived, and they started attacking the fire from multiple sides of the building.

According to firefighters, it took about an hour to get the fire under control. Crews are expected to be on scene throughout the morning, Lt. Shane Roberts said in a news release. Roberts is the Canon City Area Fire Protection District’s spokesperson.

Crews said there were significant power outages in central Canon City because of the fire. Around 3 a.m., Roberts said power had been restored to all customers except for the building involved in the fire.

He said Atmos Energy representatives were also at the scene to secure natural gas meters that were involved in the fire.

Crews had not yet started investigating what sparked the fire and where the fire might have started. They’re waiting until the building is considered safe. No injuries were reported, according to firefighters.

Roberts said Royal Gorge Boulevard, Main Street and side streets from First through Fourth streets were closed early Monday morning.