From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Fri Oct 26 2007 - 12:36:25 MDT
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 12:36:25 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: CU-Boulder Assistance to Victims of Today's Gold Run Condominium Fire
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: Derrick K. Watson,
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
SENDER: Derrick K. Watson
DATE: October 26, 2007
SUBJECT: CU-Boulder Assistance to Victims of Today's Gold Run Condominium Fire
A fire at the Gold Run Condominium Complex that started about 2:45 a.m. this
morning has displaced an unknown number of University of Colorado at Boulder
students and other residents.
Three people were admitted to Boulder Community Hospital for smoke inhalation.
At this point serious injuries have not been reported, according to officials
at the scene. It is not yet known if any of the three people admitted to
Boulder Community Hospital were CU-Boulder students.
Boulder Fire Department officials this morning issued an urgent request that
all persons affected by the fire assemble at the Gold Run Health Club on Shadow
Creek Road as soon as possible. The Gold Run complex is located off 30th
Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Colorado Avenue.
The fire has affected a 36-unit building straddling two addresses, 2800 and
2802, and reportedly displaced about 50 residents. One of the two buildings
reportedly sustained severe damage and was continuing to smolder at mid-morning
CU-Boulder students affected by the fire are being directed to call the
following numbers for more information on securing temporary shelter for the
weekend and for assistance with contacting faculty about coursework and making
other arrangements. The numbers to call are (303) 492-8476 or (303) 492-8477.
Temporary shelter for students will be made available by the university today
at the CU Recreation Center in the mat room. Some students reportedly have
made arrangements to stay with friends or relatives.
Temporary meal passes for CU-Boulder residence hall dining services also are
available to students affected by the fire. Students who have been processed
through the Gold Run Health Club or the Recreation Center can obtain the
temporary meal passes.
Campus Housing officials also are working with local hotels to provide
temporary housing until permanent space can be identified. Plans for long-term
shelter for displaced students will be announced later.
Additional information on university services for students affected by the fire
will be released as it becomes available and posted on the CU-Boulder Web site
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