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Video above by Chris DiBella and video below by Mohammed Alfarra of apartments under construction burning over the weekend in Glendale, Colorado. Click here for video we previously posted from this fire that had some wonderful citizen commentary.


A fire in Glendale that broke out over the weekend was so large that the glow from it could be seen 30 miles away.

The fire started at approximately 12:00 a.m. on Sunday in a five-story building that was under construction, and there was quick response from firefighters.

Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade said the rare three alarm fire called for a large response from fire crews.

“Essentially there was about 23 emergency response vehicles out here, plus the command staff,” he said. “We had a good portion of the city here.

Despite the size of the fire, emergency crews were able to prevent the fire from causing any significant damage to buildings next door. The heat from the flames did shatter some windows on cars and buildings nearby, though.

CO Denver Glendale 3-alarm apartment fire under construction

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  • Fire21

    Nothing says big fire like wide open woodwork exposed to ignition temperature!!  That's one of those fires you struggle to hold it to the block of origin…or maybe the town!

  • Anonymous

    Vertical lumber yards.  Those are even more challenging when wind-driven.

  • tree

    Vertical lumber yard, one each…

  • Fire Dude

    Looked like the surface of the sun.


  • KyleK

    The International Space Station was the Reporting Party. Holy BTUs!

  • WOW

    Nothing like a good stick farm fire to see how much the city's water system can put out. LOL