This 3-D model shows the fire hazards that may have cost 3 people their lives

ARVADA - On May 14, 2016, a fire erupted on the front porch of a “host home” – a place for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to live in a residential setting with caregivers.

Three people lost their lives in that blaze.

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A 9Wants to Know investigation found numerous fire hazards in the home – doors and windows that were blocked, a fire alarm system that had been shut off. All of that allowed by Colorado law, which places no special fire safety standards on host homes. 

PHOTOSAfter fire kills 3 in Arvada host home, these photos show how they could have been saved

The 3-D model below shows these hazards around the home. Explore them to see how simple changes could have saved those lives.

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