Suspicion surrounds mobile home blaze

A fire destroyed a mobile home at 1059 Sequoia St. in Craig early Tuesday morning and officials suspect foul play started the blaze.

"Due to the nature of the fire scene when crews arrived and evidence that was recovered at the scene, responding agencies felt that the behavior was suspicious," said K.C. Hume, Sheriff's Department investigator.

Craig Fire/Rescue, Sheriff's Department and Craig Ambulance Service all responded to the fire at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday. No one was in the home at the time of the fire.

Who owns the home is still in question, according to the Sheriff's Department.

"We can't give the name of the owner because there is still some question surrounding ownership," said Undersheriff Jerry Hoberg.

The Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation.

"Evidence is being delivered to Colorado Bureau of Investigation," said Hume.

According to records at the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Office, the property is owned by Caitlin Allen, but Intermountain Appliances of Craig Inc. has filed a notice of election and demand on the property. The notice states the demand was filed for failure to make payments on the original loan and not having property insurance. As of Aug. 18, the outstanding principal balance due on the original lien was $21,627.99.

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