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Fire destroys home in the Highwood Mountains

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 14:53:46-04

A house was destroyed by a fire in the Highwood Mountains early Monday.

Highwood Fire Chief Rudi Birgenheier told MTN News that the firefighters were paged to a house fire on a ranch at 3:33 a.m.

Chief Birgenheier said the house "fully involved" at the time of the page, and the home is a total loss with no walls standing by the time firefighters arrived.

The occupants of the home were awake and were able to escape. There are no reports of serious injuries and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

No other information has been released at this point.