One person is dead, while three first responders were injured during a structure fire in Golden Friday, said Mike Taplin, a spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Two fire personnel from unknown agencies and one sheriff's deputy were transported to the hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation and possible fire related injuries, Taplin said.
Today at 10:30 our deputies responded to the 17100 block of Mount Vernon Road on reports of a structure fire. There is fire damage to one residence. One deputy and 2 fire personnel were transported to a hospital for precaution of smoke / fire related injuries. Fire personnel and pic.twitter.com/J0oNvwer48— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) June 11, 2021
The three were among the several who ran inside the one-story home in the 17100 block of Mount Vernon Road trying to save the resident inside.
"The fire, the heat and the smoke was too much and overcame them and they weren't able to get to the person inside," Taplin said.
Information regarding the victim will be released at a later date by the county's coroner's office.
Officials responded to a report of a house fire around 10:30 a.m. Friday and due to the heavy smoke and blaze, multiple agencies including the sheriff's office, Golden, Pleasant View and Fairmount fire crews responded.
Pleasant View fire investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of the fire.