3 injured in Cripple Creek Motel fire

All of the injured were flown to the hosptial.

CRIPPLE CREEK, COLO. - Three people, including a police officer, were injured in an early morning fire at the Cripple Creek Motel.

The police officer suffered smoke inhalation. Two others suffered significant, but not life-threatening, burns. All three were transported to the hospital via helicopter and are expected to fully recover, according to the Cripple Creek Fire Department.

A 911 call for the fire at Cripple Creek Motel came in at 3:19 a.m.

Twenty-five motel guests were relocated to Gold King Mountain Inn in Cripple Creek. The American Red Cross and Aspen Mine Center responded to help displaced motel guests. 

Highway 67 on the north side of Cripple Creek was closed for a time until the fire was under control. 

The Cripple Creek Police Department, Teller County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the fire was accidental, but an exact cause had not been determined.

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