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No injuries in a fire that led to shelter-in-place order in a Teller County neighborhood Wednesday

Teller County Fire
Posted at 6:39 PM, Feb 08, 2023

TELLER COUNTY, CO — A shelter-in-place order has been lifted by the Teller County Sheriff's Office Wednesday evening.

The order was issued for an area 3 miles north of Cripple Creek due to a structure fire on Teller County Road 1.

According to Lt. Bunting with the Teller County Sheriff's Office, the shelter-in-place was ordered to keep people off of Teller County Rd 1 to allow emergency vehicles and personnel to respond to the structure fire.

News5 learned Thursday that no injuries were reported as a result of this fire. However, there may be some animals who passed away because of the blaze.

The house is considered a total loss as it burnt to the ground, and investigations into the cause of the fire are still underway.

The fire is not believed to be suspicious in nature. The Red Cross is assisting in relocation efforts.

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