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Roxborough home destroyed in fire sparked by faulty propane grill

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Jul 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 09:11:09-04

UPDATE | Monday, 5:55 a.m. — On Monday morning, West Metro Fire crews were dispatched back to a Roxborough home that was destroyed by a fire Saturday evening after smoke was spotted coming from the home.


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A fire caused by a faulty propane grill left a home a total loss in the Roxborough neighborhood Saturday night. No injuries were reported.

It happened around 8 p.m. in 10300 block of Totem Run in Roxborough in unincorporated Douglas County.

Leaking propane from the faulty grill ignited, with flames extending into the house, West Metro Fire said.

Firefighters said the fire had to be fought from the outside after a partial structure collapse made it too dangerous to fight from the inside. The home is a total loss.

Crews were at the scene overnight putting out hot spots as pockets of heat kept rekindling, according to West Metro Fire.

The cost of the damage is unknown.