Man dead after fire in southeast Fort Collins

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A man is dead following a Thursday night fire in Fort Collins, Poudre Fire Authority announced Friday. 

PFA responded to a fire in a multi-unit residential facility in the 4700 block of McMurry Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release.

There had been reports of a smoke detector going off in one of the facility’s units. When firefighters entered the unit, they encountered active flames and an adult male patient, PFA said. 

They moved the man to safety to give him emergency medical care and were able to put out the fire quickly, PFA said, but “sadly, the patient succumbed to his injuries.”

As of Sunday morning, the man’s identity had not been publicly released by Larimer County Coroner’s Office. Citing information from the coroner, PFA said in its news release that the man was in his mid-60s and died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

Fire crews contacted others on the floor to ask if anyone was injured or had other concerns, according to PFA. No additional injuries were reported, and the fire did not affect any additional structures or units.

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