Firefighters battle blaze in sub-zero temperatures

An early morning fire in Golden caused several departments to respond in the sub-zero weather.

The home at 411 Albers Street was heavily damaged, but everyone made it out safely.

The upstairs sustained fire damage, and the rest of the home had smoke and water damage.

The call came in around 2:30 Monday morning, and firefighters knew it would be a difficult fight because of the weather and road conditions.

"Our closest fire hydrants froze and so we had to call in neighboring departments and had to haul in water to the scene. It's slick around. It's not safe to use ladders. It's just cold," Fire Chief Les Post with the Golden Fire Department said.

Volunteer crews from Golden, Central Adams and Camp Point were called in, with mutual aid requested from several departments. The state fire marshal is expected to come to the scene of the fire Tuesday morning, according to Post.

A collection drive has been set up by friends of the family.

The family needs size 7-9 Junior, adult medium shirts, size 12 girls' pants, size 12, 14, or 16 shirts, size 4T girls' clothes, and household necessities.

If you wish to help this family get back on their feet, you may leave your donated items in the boxes at CES, CMS, CJHS, or at Suzy Q's in Golden or Casey's in Camp Point. Suzy Q's and Casey's will also have jars for monetary donations.

If you have any questions, or would like to donate furniture items, please contact Robin Walker, 740-3971, Jennie Van De Velde, 653-5287, or Jennifer McClintock, 696-4322.