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Body Recovered After Winter Park Condominium Fire

WINTER PARK, Colo. (CBS4) - An early morning fire at a condominium complex earlier this week has turned fatal. A person had been missing since Monday morning after a fire at the Braidwood Condominiums in Winter Park.

Winter Park Condo Fire 3 (East Grand Fire Protection District FB)
(credit: East Grand Fire)

The body of a man was found on Wednesday afternoon while investigators searched the debris of a unit destroyed by the fire. The 28-year-old was from Denver, and had recently moved into the unit to live throughout the summer. Investigators found that a third-floor unit collapsed into a second-floor unit. The resident on the third floor was able to escape her condominium and call 911. She reported a man in the second-floor unit below her was still inside. A Fraser Winter Park Police Department officer tried to enter the second-floor unit, but was turned back by extreme fire. He did, however, rescue a dog.

Winter Park Condo Fire 6 (East Grand Fire Protection District FB)
(credit: East Grand Fire)

The name of the man is being withheld pending notification of the family. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is pending.

RELATED: Early Morning Fire Destroys Winter Park Condominium

The fire started just before 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning at the Braidwood Condominiums on Lion's Gate Drive in Winter Park.

Winter Park Condo Fire 9 (East Grand Fire Protection District FB)
(credit: East Grand Fire)

It took nearly 24 hours to finally extinguish hot spots. Firefighters worked for three hours to get the fire under control.

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