Families affected by Castle Rock wildfire looking to get back on their feet

Two missing dogs may not have survived blaze
Posted at 4:21 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 20:22:06-04

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – As clean-up continues in Castle Rock after seven homes were damaged by a wildfire Tuesday, families affected by the blaze are wondering how they’ll get back up on their feet.

South Metro firefighters responded to a call of a single house fire in the 4800 block of North Foxtail Drive in the Meadows neighborhood at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. The winds quickly pushed the flames to neighboring homes and firefighters evacuated some nearby residents as they worked to get the flames under control.

In all, seven homes were affected, firefighters said. Some of the damaged homes were a street over from Foxtail Drive, on Silverlace Drive, authorities said.

Two of the homes were deemed to be total losses, and the other five homes received minor to moderate damage, according to Castle Rock Fire.

Castle Rock Fire Department Chief Art Morales said Wednesday they were not aware of any injuries; however, two dogs that were reported missing following the fire had not been found by Wednesday afternoon and may not have survived the blaze, the chief said.

If you’d like to help the families affected by the wildfire, gift cards can be dropped off at the Taft House in The Meadows, at 3750 Celestial Avenue in Castle Rock.

You may also mail them via the postal service or email them to

Donations will be managed and distributed to the seven families by the homeowner’s association, Meadows Neighborhood Company.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Fire officials warned that a Red Flag Waring was still in effect for Castle Rock and that the city continues to be under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.