A house in the 29000 block of Troutdale Scenic Drive was nearly destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning that had firefighters from five agencies battling the flames in below-zero temperatures. No one was injured.
The cause of the blaze is still being investigated, and firefighters were still at the home at noon Tuesday to put out hot spots. The house is heavily damaged, though there is still structure remaining, according to Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague.
The homeowner called 911 about 1 a.m. to report the fire, and Jeffco sheriff’s deputies helped evacuate six members of the family from the house.
Evergreen firefighters responded within 14 minutes of the call, Montague said, a quick response time considering the snowy, icy roads. The department asked for mutual aid from the Genesee, Elk Creek, Foothills and Inter-Canyon fire departments.
Fifteen trucks were at the scene, plus 20 Evergreen firefighters in addition to the firefighters from other departments, she said.
“The good news,” Montague added, “is the house is in a hydrant district, so we didn’t have to shuttle water to the house.”
At 5:30 a.m., floodlights and white smoke could be seen billowing above the trees from the parking lot at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Montague said the three-story home is large, probably several thousand square feet.
She said even though it was a big fire, the home was not near other homes, and the snow on the ground eased concerns about a wildfire starting.