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Golden authorities respond to deadly house fire early Thursday

Golden house fire Jan 13 2022
large house fire in Golden_Jan 13 2022
Posted at 7:37 AM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-13 21:12:53-05

GOLDEN, Colo. — Golden authorities responded to a house fire early Thursday and are now working to determine if the resident was home at the time.

At 5:25 am., the Golden Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in a subdivision on W. 17th Place near Rimrock Drive.

The Golden Police Department also responded to the scene and arrived first. They confirmed it was a fully involved house fire with flames through the roof of the attached garage, said Golden Fire Chief Jerry Stricker.

The fire department arrived and started evacuating immediate neighbors.

The crews with the first fire engine on scene reported that they were doing an exterior fight until they could get the flames knocked down enough to start interior attacks, Stricker said.

"However, they fire rapidly spread through the house, through the attic, to the various levels and so they did not make it inside. So it was an exterior fire fight only," he said.

Based on the initial investigation, flames from the garage spread through the attic and into other parts of the house.

As of 10 a.m., investigators with the fire and police departments were able to confirm that one person had died in the fire.

The fire is now under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No other details were available Thursday morning.

This is a developing story and will be updated.