Firefighters extinguish blaze near Johnstown
March 9, 2018
Northern Colorado firefighters extinguished a blaze in an outbuilding just outside Johnstown.
The fire began about 5:40 p.m. in a 25-by-60-foot detached garage at 1046 Poplar St., in which residents had been working shortly before the fire. Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Operations Chief Greg Ward said there was no one in the building when the fire began. By 6:30 p.m., the fire was out and firefighters had begun investigating the cause of the blaze.
Ward said firefighters from Loveland received mutual aid from firefighters from Windsor Severance Fire Rescue and Johnstown-based Front Range Fire Rescue. All told, about 20 firefighters responded, along with six firetrucks.
Ward said it was too early to provide an estimate of the cost of damages or to say what caused the blaze. However, he said the building was a complete loss.
The building is in unincorporated Larimer County near Weld County Road 13 and U.S. 34. It is in the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority district, Ward said.
There were no injuries.