Denver firefighters work to abate fuel danger at encampments

  • Source: KDVR-TV FOX 31 Denver
  • Published: 10/04/2022 04:00 AM

VIDEO: With colder weather coming soon, concerns about fire danger in homeless encampments are on the rise. FOX31 has reported that by the end of fall 2021, the Denver Fire Department received more than 500 emergency fire calls for encampments. Crews discovered more than 15,000 pounds of propane and 462 gallons of gasoline. The fire department said it conducts regular sweeps to monitor the use of potentially dangerous fuel sources to keep those living in tents and adjacent neighborhoods safe. While conducting sweeps lowers the risk of fire, Denver Fire Capt. J.D. Chism said that informing and helping those living on the streets is also a top priority.


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