House Fire

A security video posted by West Metro Fire Rescue depicts a house fire happen in real time.   

Photo from video posted by West Metro Fire Rescue

A 2020 security video posted by West Metro Fire Rescue depicts 88-year-old Peters Richardville the moment that the flame from a small candle spread to the living room curtains in his Wheat Ridge home. 

Luckily, the video shows Richardsvillle being assisted out of the home by his niece. 

In seconds, the entire room has caught fire, showing just how fast a small fire can destroy a home. 

West Metro Fire Rescue encourages you to create an escape plan for your own home incase a fire were to break out. For more information on fire safety and how to prepare your home visit the West Metro Fire Rescue website.

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Well-played by this man’s niece, who acted calmly and promptly. There’s about a 99% chance the poor guy wouldn’t have survived without her.

When coming up with an escape plan, practice it blindfolded and crawling, to minimize heat and inhaling smoke, which usually contains lots of hazardous chemicals.

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