There is just trauma, enough information to believe that we have a homicide that occurred here. They didn’t perish in the fire.Denver Police Commander Ronald Saunier • Regarding a tragic and unusual crime that occurred in Denver early Wednesday morning. A fire broke out at a bar around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Four women and one man were found dead in the building, but authorities believe they did not die in the fire. The victims have not been identified, but police are asking for anyone else who was at the bar that night to come forward with any information. source
» Seven square miles and growing: Authorities in Jefferson County have already issued nearly 6,500 pre-evacuation notices to homes north of the present evacuation area. While the precise cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley acknowledged that the county had run a controlled burn in the same area last week, which may have flared back to life. Despite an extremely snowy February, March has been unseasonably dry in Colorado, leading to increased risk of fire – a dozen smaller fires have also been reported from north-eastern Colorado, down to the south.