Silt house fire displaces family of four
A family of four lost their home to fire Wednesday afternoon on Silt Mesa.
The American Red Cross is helping the family. No injuries were reported and all pets were safe. One person was home at the time, but was reported to be in the shop on the property.
Colorado River Fire Rescue responded with 16 personnel, two engines, three tenders for water shuttle operations and a stand-by ambulance, according to a press release.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with the Victim Response Team responded to the scene.
The home was engulfed in flames when crews arrived, and it is deemed a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not suspicious in nature, the press release said. Total dollar loss had not been determined.
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