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Fire tears through three structures in Moffat

Moffat fire
Posted at 7:12 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 14:56:32-04

An investigation is underway in Saguache County following a massive, fast-moving fire in Moffat Tuesday evening.

The Sheriff's Office there says the fire broke out in a residential area just at about 4:30 p.m.

The Alamosa Valley Courier reports the fire destroyed nearly a full city block, including three homes, one of which was said to be the first structure ever built in the town of less than 200 residents. It is believed the fire started near a property that served as a large home and the business known as Crystal Stix.

According to the Alamosa Valley Courier, there are no fire hydrants in the town about 40 miles north of Alamosa, and the closest water is several blocks away at the Moffat School and a fire well about two miles northeast of town.

Saguache County Sheriff Dan Warwick said it was believed that two dogs may have been lost in the blaze, but it didn’t appear that any human life was lost, or injuries occurred, according to the Alamosa Valley Courier.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.