Fire crews investigate fire behind fire station

DENVER - Denver Fire is investigators believe someone set fire to a shed behind one of its own fire stations Saturday morning.

The call came from fire station number 14 at 1426 Oneida Street.

Denver Fire says that crews arriving to work first noticed a door that someone had attempted to break into and then they started to smell smoke. Then they saw smoke coming from a shed in the back of the station.

"The fire started in the shed, but fortunately the fire didn't get going that large do to the lack of oxygen because the door was closed. But, there are two propane tanks in here so this could have been a lot worse," Mark Watson, spokesperson for the Fire Department said.

Those firefighters called dispatch and had a crew from another station respond since the engine crew assigned to that station were out on another call at the time. That call came in just minutes before and was just down the road at 17th and Spruce.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the two fired are connected.

Watson says just a few weeks ago someone managed to break into the fire station at around the same time as crews were changing shifts.

"There were some personal items taken, some department items and also a personal car was stolen," Watson said.

Denver Police are investigating both crimes. So far, fire officials say they don't have any leads.

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