UPDATE: THURSDAY 01/26/2023 1:30 p.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — CSFD said the fire is under control with no reported injuries to occupants or firefighters. CSFD reports that their crews had a two-minute response time and were able to extinguish the fire in under a minute, keeping it contained to a single apartment.

  • firefighters walk up stairs to an apartment
  • An apartment complex with a fire truck in the distance
  • Fire engines have water lines spread around a parking lot as firefighters work on an apartment fire
  • Firefigters working with water hoses at an apartment complex

CSFD said the occupants of the apartment will be able to stay in the residence.

ORIGINAL STORY: CSFD: Structure fire with heavy black smoke, avoid area

THURSDAY 01/26/2023 1:06 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is working on a structure fire at an apartment near Lake Avenue and South Nevada Avenue.

CSFD tweeted at around 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 that firefighters were on the scene of a structure fire at 2558 Gold Rush Drive. Firefighters on the scene reported heavy black smoke coming from an apartment.

CSFD is asking the public to avoid the area for incoming fire crews.

FOX21 has a crew on the way and will update this article with more information as it comes in.