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Fire prompts adorable evacuation


January 10, 2019

Vicki Maurer

First responders from Boulder Rural Fire inspect damage on the roof of the Jerry Sinor Building in Niwot on Jan. 2.

Three eight-week old puppies were rescued not once, but twice last week, after a small fire broke out at the Niwot Veterinary Clinic (6964 N. 79th Street) where they were being treated prior to adoption.

Niwot Veterinary assistant Katelyn Ristow said one of the clinic’s doctors stepped outside around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, then rushed back inside after she and a nail technician from Classic Looks hair salon saw smoke and flames coming from the roof. The veterinarian told Ristow to call 911 and then quickly worked to evacuate the clinic’s patients, the puppies and an uncooperat...

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