Town of Avon Structure & Wildland Fire Contained
(Avon)—Fire crews have controlled a large structure fire on the north side of Interstate 70 in Avon as of 6:30 p.m. this evening which also spread to the hillside behind the structure burning approximately three acres which has also been contained. The three-alarm fire required a multi-agency response that included fire engines from throughout Eagle County and surrounding counties.
The structure fire was reported at 4:06 p.m. this afternoon at the Chambertin Condominiums, 440 Nottingham Road. The building, a three-story, four-unit complex, was completely destroyed. Three of the units were occupied at the time of the fire. One of the occupants was transported by Eagle County Ambulance District to Vail Valley Medical Center for smoke inhalation who was treated and released. A firefighter from Eagle River Fire Protection District self reported to Avon Urgent Care with an unknown condition who was treated and released.
Fire also affected two adjacent buildings at 430 Nottingham Road and 410 Nottingham Road causing tenants to be evacuated until further notice.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Night Star Wildfire burned on private land just north of the structure fire and was quickly contained with assistance from five wildland engines, 20 crew members, plus air tactical support.
The residents who were displaced by the fire will be housed at the Christie Lodge, a local vacation property, in Avon.
Responding agencies to the structure fire and the Night Star wildfire included: Eagle River Fire Protection District, Avon Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, U.S. Forest Service-BLM, Vail Fire, Vail Police, Eagle County Ambulance District, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Eagle County Emergency Management, Colorado State Patrol, Holy Cross Energy, Salvation Army, Colorado Bureau of Investigation Arson Investigation Unit with K-9. In addition, Lake Dillon Fire and Red White & Blue Fire from Summit County and Glenwood Springs Fire are each sending engines for back up.
Nottingham Road will remain closed throughout the night. Residents surrounding the affected buildings can access their units on foot only. Access to the Wildridge subdivision is via Buck Creek Road. Parking will be allowed on Buck Creek Road this evening. Power has been shut off to the Nottingham Road neighborhood.
Two ladder trucks fighting the structure fire are using approximately 3,000 gallons per minute (gpm) of water, according to Eagle River Water & Sanitation District. ERWSD is feeding approximately 3,300 gallons per minute of water into the affected zone of the public water system. A water operator will remain on duty throughout the night at ERWSD’s Avon Drinking Water Facility to monitor water storage tank levels and water system capacity.
For additional updates, contact Jaime Walker, Town of Avon, 970-331-4078.