Recovery, investigation into Westbury Apartment fire continues

Staff Report
Posted 8/6/18

A deadly apartment fire that killed two July 22 has been ruled an arson, according to a joint press release from Westminster’s Police and Fire Departments and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, …

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Recovery, investigation into Westbury Apartment fire continues

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A deadly apartment fire that killed two July 22 has been ruled an arson, according to a joint press release from Westminster’s Police and Fire Departments and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

According to the statement, investigators have classified the fire at the Westbury Apartment Complex at 1585 W. 115th Ave., as incendiary, or intentionally set. None of the agencies have released details on the investigation of the fire. The fire damaged the entire 69 unit complex, displacing hundreds and killing two.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Westminster Police Department at 303 658 4360.

Meanwhile, the Westminster Emergency Management agency is working with Adventist Community Services of Denver to coordinate donations for the people displaced by the fire.

People should bring donations to the Westbury Fire Donation Center in the Rodeo Market, 3915 W. 73rd Ave. through Aug. 19. The donation center is open seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Families need personal hygiene items like shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes; new or gently-used clothing; baby items like diapers, food, and clothes; bedding, linens, blankets and pillows; and housewares.

Volunteers are also asking for non-perishable food, including pet food, and gift cards to grocery stores.

Financial donations should be directed to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army or a service or volunteer organization.

To volunteer at the donation center, please contact Emergency Management Coordinator, Greg Moser, at gmoser@cityofwestminster.us.

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