Boulder Fire-Rescue determines the cause of the fire at 1033 5th Street, which occurred last week on August 4, as accidental.

Last week, Boulder Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire at 1033 5th Avenue in Boulder. Upon arrival, firefighters found a large residential home with an active fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire, protected the surrounding property, and performed a thorough search. All occupants of the fire, including a pet cat, evacuated safely. There were no injuries reported and no additional structures were damaged.

After inspection, the fire’s cause has been determined as accidental. It is believed that the fire began in a part of the home where electrical equipment was being charged. This equipment malfunctioned, the area ignited and then spread to additional parts of the home.

Boulder Fire-Rescue appreciates the support received from mutual aid and partner agencies on this fire from Boulder Police, Boulder Emergency Squad, Mountain View Fire Rescue District, AMR, and the Boulder County Sherriff’s Office.