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Longmont families displaced after fire damages apartment building

No injuries were reported, but several pets died in the fire and at least five vehicles burned.
Credit: Misty Montaño

LONGMONT, Colo. — No one was injured in a fire that engulfed a Longmont apartment complex Sunday late afternoon, though several pets died, according to Longmont Public Safety.

The fire started at 5:07 p.m. in an eight-unit residential property at 1229 Francis St. That's near the intersection of Francis Street and Mountain View Avenue. 

It wasn't clear how many families were displaced during the fire, but the Red Cross was on the scene to assist with temporary housing. 

Several pets were killed in the fire, and five to seven vehicles burned, said Robin Erickson, spokesperson for Longmont Public Safety. There was also damage to structures to the north and south of the burned building. The fire was contained around 7:15 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Longmont Public Safety asked that anyone with photos or video of the fire between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday share those images here.

Several fire departments responded to the scene, including City of Longmont Fire, Mountain View Fire Protection District, Boulder Rural Fire Protection District, City of Boulder Fire and Louisville Fire.

For those who want to donate to the victims of the fire, the following options are available:

• Donate via credit card online to The Well Church at longmontwell.org/give-1. Select Guest. Then there is a category of “disaster relief” in the drop-down menu. Select this option.

• Donate via a check or cash at The Well Church, 1240 Francis St.

• If you have physical items to be donated (i.e., furniture, clothing, etc.), do not take these items to the church. The Well will run a list of the items that are available and connect these items with the residents needing those items. Please email philip@longmontwell.org or call 720-899-4888. 

• Church hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week (2/27/23-3/3/23).



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