High Rise Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out In Parking Garage

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – A fire broke out at a Denver parking garage at 17th and Grant Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials said the fire broke out just before 2 p.m. in a mechanical room on the fifth floor of the parking garage of the building located at 303 East 17th Avenue.

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Three people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene with one being taken to the hospital. The person’s condition hasn’t been released.

A large plume of smoke was visible in many areas of the downtown Denver area at 2 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Denver High Rise Fire

The Denver Fire Department said it was a two alarm fire, and that the fire was likely caused by a mechanical problem with the HVAC system.

“Anytime you get something like that, because you’re going to have oils, you’re going to have rubbers and stuff like that burning…

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