Fire, smoke damage at W. Pikes Peak home
A fire that broke out in a bedroom at 2323 W. Pikes Peak Ave. also caused smoke damage throughout the house June 23.
Two firefighters were treated and released (for chest pains and dehydration, respectively) at a local hospital after fighting the blaze.
Crews from three Colorado Springs fire stations (including the Westside's Station 5) responded to the fire. The call came at 11:53 a.m. The fire took about 10 minutes to knock down and 25 minutes to fully control, according to Lt. Mike Smaldino of Station 5.
The estimated loss was $15,000, and the cause was a short in a lamp cord, according to fire investigator Nancy Gosch.
The homeowners are Michael and Barbara St. Clair.
The 817-square-foot house on a 3,120-square-foot lot was built in 1898, according to Assessor's Office records.
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