CLIFTON, Colo.- An adult female and one pet cat are dead after a fire engulfed a 4-unit apartment building in Clifton. As of Monday night, no other injuries or fatalities have been reported– three people evacuated safely. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Clifton Fire Protection District was called to the 3200 block of
F road on reports of a structure fire.
When crews arrived on scene, they found an apartment building parallel to Clifton Elementary School fully engulfed in flames.
The building sits on the intersection of F road and Holland street.
F road was closed for several blocks on either side of Clifton Elementary School Monday evening.
According to the Clifton Fire Chief, Palisade and Grand Junction Fire authorities also responded, and crews were able to put the fire out within the hour.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is assisting fire crews with the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire. So far, fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental in nature. No smoke detectors were found inside the apartment complex.
This story will be updated as more information is made available.