Massive fire demolishes 12 trailers full of donations at Colorado Goodwill

  • Source: KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs
  • Published: 10/25/2021 12:00 AM

PHOTOS/VIDEO: A dozen trailers full of donations were destroyed in a massive fire at a southeast Springs Goodwill Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the blaze just after 5 a.m. “We got a report of a trailer that was on fire at the Goodwill [at Hancock and Academy],” said Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Mike Smaldino. “We have a station that’s right up the street, and when they left the station they could see a glow in the air.” By the time crews reached the scene, the flames had spread to more semi-trailers, mainly due to their close proximity in the parking lot, Smaldino said. “In total, there are 26 trailers that are back there; 12 of them had fire in them at some point or are still on fire right now [at 7:15 a.m.]. ... They’re just all close to each other, so when one’s on fire, the fire as it gets outside the box just spreads to the next one.”


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