Microwave fire at coffee shop shuts down downtown Colorado Springs street Friday morning

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January 24, 2014 Updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm
photo - Emergency crews block off Tejon Street between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues in downtown Colorado Springs. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. The street was still blocked at 7 a.m. (Dalton Walker/Gazette
Emergency crews block off Tejon Street between Colorado and Pikes Peak avenues in downtown Colorado Springs. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. The street was still blocked at 7 a.m. (Dalton Walker/Gazette 

A stretch of downtown Colorado Springs was blocked Friday morning by emergency crews because of a fire.

Firefighters responded to The Perk Downtown, 14 S. Tejon St., at 5:44 a.m. for a report of a structure fire. Tejon was blocked between Pikes Peak and Colorado avenues for about an hour.

"When firefighters arrived, they found light smoke and haze and determined it was only a microwave fire," fire department spokeswoman Kim Melchor said.

The building sustained smoke damage, but firefighters didn't need to use water to extinguish the fire, Melchor said.

Microwave fire at coffee shop shuts down downtown Colorado Springs street Friday morning

By: Staff reports
Updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm

A stretch of downtown Colorado Springs was blocked by emergency crews because of a structure fire call. Firefighters responded to 14 S. Tejon St around 6 a.m. for a report of a structure fire.  As of 7 a.m., Tejon was blocked off between Pikes Peak and Colorado avenues. The source of...

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