Senior Living Facility In Lakewood Evacuated After Large Fire, 1 Hurt – CBS Denver

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A senior retirement living facility in Lakewood was evacuated overnight after a large fire, and one person was hurt. It happened at the Brookdale Meridian Lakewood building, located at 1805 South Balsam Street, a few blocks away from the intersection of West Jewell Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard.

When West Metro Fire crews arrived there were big flames coming from the roof and heavy smoke.

The fire was put out by firefighters before daybreak.

Brookdale describes itself as a “continuing care retirement community.”

The person who was hurt is expected to survive.

At 6:15 a.m. West Metro Fire tweeted that firefighters were searching the center for hotspots.

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Jesse Sarles

Jesse Sarles

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