Occupants of a house just west of Loveland escaped a blaze with no injuries on Christmas Eve, although the structure was completely engulfed by the time firefighters arrived at the scene.
“Just before midnight fire crews were dispatched to report a forest fire in the Boedecker Lake area, other 911 callers reported a structure fire in the same area,” the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority said. in an article on Facebook.
Deputies from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed the house structure fire near 23H County Road.
“Engine 43 arrived at the scene of a fully implicated two-story house with a threat of exposure to wild vegetation,” the LFRA post said. “Several teams from the LFRA and the Berthoud fire protection district worked to secure a water supply and deploy flexible hoses for a defensive fire attack operation. “
The LFRA said the blaze had been brought under control overnight and teams remained on site until Christmas morning. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the LFRA are trying to determine the cause of the fire.
The Powder Fire Authority responded with a tender for the water supply, and Thompson Valley EMS stood by, LFRA reported. Victim advocates at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office have arranged temporary accommodation for the occupants of the home.