Gilpin County house 'fully engulfed' in fire Tuesday night, sheriff's office says

Gilpin County fire 12-26-23
Posted at 10:11 PM, Dec 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-27 11:20:49-05

GILPIN COUNTY, Colo. — A Gilpin County house was "fully engulfed" in a fire Tuesday night, the sheriff's office said, and it's a "complete loss."

The fire was contained just after midnight Wednesday. Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night to monitor hot spots.

The home on Douglas Mountain Road, just off of Robinson Hill Road, caught fire around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office.

The location of the house made it difficult for firefighters to get water on the flames.

The flames spread to some trees around the perimeter of the house, the sheriff's office said, but did not burn anything else. The house is believed to be vacant, the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office said, but that has not been confirmed yet.

There were no injuries that the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office knows of, the agency posted on Facebook.

The sheriff's office, Timberline Fire Protection District, Central City Fire Department, Black Hawk Fire Department and Golden Gate Fire Department responded to the fire.

What started the fire is unknown at this point, according to the sheriff's office.

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Gilpin County structure 'fully engulfed' in fire, sheriff's office says

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