Nobody was injured in a fire early Wednesday morning that left a strip mall near downtown Denver with significant smoke damage.
A caller reported the fire at East 17th Avenue and Logan Street in North Capitol Hill about 5:15 a.m., Denver Fire Department spokesman Greg Pixley said. Nobody was inside the building at the time.
The location of the fire was difficult to determine, but firefighters eventually traced it to the attic space of the building. They had to open a hole in the roof to get to it, Pixley said.
“It’s a labor intensive fire because it’s hidden,” Pixley said. “It’s kind of ornery because it’s hard to get to.”
The fire was under control by 6:18 a.m., though there was significant damage from the smoke and firefighters’ efforts to contain the blaze.
Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire.
“These type of fires are not typically malicious, due to the fact of the location,” Pixley said.
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