Quick response snuffs house fire in Breckenridge | SummitDaily.com

Quick response snuffs house fire in Breckenridge

Reid Williams

BRECKENRIDGE – Frisco and Breckenridge firefighters were set to watch the Colorado Avalanche hockey playoff game, but “should have known better,” said Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue Lt. Mike Roll.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Red, White and Blue firefighters were called to a house fire on Forest Hill, also known as Huron. A second call went out for assistance from a Lake Dillon unit, and the 17 combined firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

“As the first crew got there, witnesses were frantically claiming that kids could be in the house,” Roll said. “Crews went in right away with a thermal imaging camera which allowed them to rapidly look through the dense smoke and determine no one was in there.”

Roll said the rear exterior of the house suffered extensive damage, and the upstairs interior of the house was damaged by heat and smoke. He estimated the damage at about $50,000, “but structurally, it looks like it can be rebuilt with a little TLC.”

Investigators will examine the fire further for a cause, but Roll said preliminary indicators point to a fault in electrical wiring.

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