Why We Search:Rescue at Colorado Springs Church Fire

You expect every church to be occupied at 0400, don’t you?

Firefighters in Colorado Springs responded to a fire in a yet to be opened church early Saturday morning.

After 4:00 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to the 400 block of West Pike’s Peak Avenue for the building fire at the Restoring Hope Church. According to local news reports one person was found and rescued from the basement of the structure. KKTV reports that the person, an adult male, was living in the basement. One firefighter is also reported to have suffered a minor injury.

The church had scheduled a grand opening for Sunday. There is no word on the cause of the blaze.

“One rescued, firefighter injured after 3-alarm church fire” KKTV
"One rescued, firefighter injured after three alarm church fire" KVDR Fox31
“Church's opening delayed by fire” KOAA
“Three-alarm fire hits Colorado Springs church” Colorado Springs Gazette

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Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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