STERLING, Colo. — A fire in Northern Colorado burns down an abandoned building.

On Friday, July 8th the Sterling Fire Department responded to a fire in an abandoned structure. 

Sterling Fire Chief Lavon Ritter said on their arrival to the building the structure was already completely engulfed in flames. Ritter said a second abandoned structure to the north of the building was being threatened.

Ritter said by the time they began to attack the fire the second structure was starting to ignite. He said they rapidly searched the second building and found no occupants. 

Ritter said a second fire engine was able to contain the blaze with two hoses. 

The Sterling Fire Dept., Merino Volunteer Fire Dept., Crook Volunteer Fire Dept., Division of Fire Safety, Control Colorado State Engine 3141, and Sterling Police Dept. all responded to the scene.

Ritter said the investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing.