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Sturgis home fire

Two people escaped and three others suffered smoke inhalation in a May 12 fire at this home in Sturgis.

STURGIS | Two adults and a young boy are being treated for smoke inhalation from a home fire May 12 in Sturgis.

Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department public information officer Lee Stroschine said the fire was reported at 2307 Colorado Drive about 5:15 a.m. May 12.

Stroschine said the boy was awakened by the fire.

“One of the family members woke up, discovered the smoke and tried to get everybody out,” Stroschine said.

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The boy and three adults were able to escape the home, but another man had to be rescued by Sturgis police officers on the scene before firefighters arrived. Three people were airlifted to hospitals in Colorado for treatment of smoke inhalation. Stroschine declined to release the names of the people involved, citing privacy laws.

The fire is thought to have started in the kitchen area of the home, he said. A specific cause is still under investigation. “There were no smoke detectors in the house,” Stroschine said. “So if the boy wouldn’t have woke up, it would have been a lot worse.”

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