Fire destroys home Saturday night |

Fire destroys home Saturday night

Chief: Blaze was ‘fully involved’ upon department’s arrival

Joshua Roberts

Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters surround a structure fire Saturday night near Moffat County Road 15. No one was injured in the blaze, though the home was deemed a total loss.

A Saturday night structure fire on Moffat County Road 15, west of Craig, has been deemed a total loss, Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Bill Johnston said.

"It was fully involved upon my arrival," said Johnston, who was first on the scene. "We had no opportunity to make a save. None."

The fire was reported at about 7:02 p.m. at a log home measuring about 3,000 square feet.

Although the exact cause has not been determined, Johnston said the fire's point of origin was most likely in the area of a wood-burning stove near the home's kitchen.

The occupants were not home at the time the fire started, Johnston said.

They saw the fire when they returned home and reported it to the fire department.

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Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the scene with about 25 firefighters.

Also on the scene were the Moffat County Sheriff's Office and The Memorial Hospital's Emergency Medical Service.

There were no injuries suffered by either the home's occupants, firefighters or other responders to the scene, Johnston said.

The fire's cause is under investigation.

Johnston said it is the fire department's belief that the blaze was unintentional.

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