A Colorado man has been hospitalized with dehydration after a massive wildfire in western Colorado, and he is still being treated for hypothermia, authorities said Friday.
The man, a retired construction worker who was in the middle of working on a building project in western Denver, was found unconscious in a building lot in Colorado Springs on Friday afternoon, said Capt. Tom McFarland, a Denver police spokesman.
The fire destroyed three homes, a barn and a trailer, and left at least two homes destroyed.
“He was in a trailer and was in serious condition,” McFarion said.
“The extent of his injury is not yet known.
He has not been transferred to a hospital.”
A statement from the Colorado Bureau of Fire and Emergency Services said the man was working on construction equipment in a fire area about 15 miles west of the town of Waverly.
“During the early morning hours of May 17, 2017, a fire broke out in the vicinity of the property located at 11600 Waverley Lane in Waverys County, Colo.,” the agency said.
“A number of structures were destroyed, including a barn.
The structures are located within the county boundaries.”
McFarland said authorities did not know how long the man had been working in the area.
“His name has not yet been released,” McLong said.