‘Suspicious’ fire rages through vacant west Denver home

A 'suspicious' fire raged through a vacant building in northwest Denver on June 6, 2013. (Photo: Nick Jones)

A 'suspicious' fire raged through a vacant building in northwest Denver on June 6, 2013. (Photo: Nick Jones)

DENVER — Hours after a fire ripped through a vacant west Denver building Thursday morning, fire crews were still attempting to get a handle on what sparked the “suspicious” blaze.

According to Denver Fire spokesperson Dan Garcia, the fire was reported around 1 a.m. at 928 West Tennyson Street. When crews arrived two of the three stories of the home were engulfed in flames, Garcia said.

A quick search of the building showed it was vacant, with Garcia saying that the owner was in the process of remodeling.

“It was suspicious because there is no electric or gas in the building, so those causes have to be eliminated,” Garcia said. “We’re not sure what started it, but we will figure it out.”

That process first started with extinguishing the fire, which was spewing out of both ends of the building when fire crews arrived on scene. Garcia said it took crews three lines and about 15 minutes to get the blaze fully under control.