One person found dead in Jefferson County house fire, officials say

Morrison house fire_Sept 21 2020
Posted at 9:58 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 11:59:19-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A person was discovered dead in a house fire in southwest Jefferson County on Monday morning, officials said Tuesday.

Crews responded early Monday to the 8100 block of Stags Leap Trail after neighbors called 911 and reported that the house was engulfed in flames, according to the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District (ICFPD).

When the first firefighters arrived, they found that the house was fully involved. They immediately went to work to attack the fire and prevent it from spreading, ICFPD said.

When crews searched the house later Monday, they found human remains. The victim's identity has not been released yet.