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Investigation underway after house fire in Cañon City

Posted at 9:44 AM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 11:44:45-04

CAÑON CITY — Cañon City firefighters are investigating a large house fire that started Saturday night on Park Avenue, near the Arkansas Riverwalk trail.

According to the Cañon City Area Fire Protection District, there are no reported injuries to firefighters or people living in the home. There are family pets that have not been located.

Firefighters say when they made it to the house around 11:30 Saturday night, the two-story home was burning heavily on the second floor. The flames so strong, firefighters couldn't take care of the fire from the inside.

The Cañon City Area Fire Protection District says the home's construction, with concealed spaces and limited access made the fire fight difficult.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames around 2:00 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.