Jan 18, 2011 10:00 AM by Bea Karnes

Father risked life to save boy in Colorado Springs fire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A 10-year-old boy burned in a Colorado Springs house fire has been transferred to a burn center in Salt Lake City.

The boy and his father were originally taken to burn units in Denver for treatment following the fire early Monday morning. Ten other people also escaped from the home, which was left uninhabitable by the fire.

Neighbor Beth Bidwell told The Gazette that the boy was burned from head to toe and that his father had gone back into the home to find him.

It appears the fire may have started in the home's garage and spread to the home but the investigation is still underway.

Flames were about 20 feet high but firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to neighboring houses less than 20 feet away.




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