Dog dies in house fire in Woody Creek |

Dog dies in house fire in Woody Creek

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

WOODY CREEK ” A dog was killed Wednesday in a Woody Creek house fire that also caused significant damage to the single-family home, authorities said.

The Aspen Volunteer Fire Department said it received a call at about 5:25 p.m. of the blaze at 104 N. Little Texas Lane. An engine from its nearby Woody Creek location was the first to arrive on the scene.

“Our protocol is the first arriving crew, as soon as possible, [does] a search and rescue,” said assistant chief Rick Balentine.

He said firefighters found a dog inside the home, but were not able to revive the animal.

Balentine said it took firefighters about 15 to 20 minutes to knock down the fire, which destroyed the interior of the small, wood-frame home. No injuries to humans were reported.

He said it was not clear what caused the fire.

Six engines and about 20 firefighters were called to the blaze.

Balentine said a mother and her son lived at the home. They were not at the residence at the time of the fire.

An investigation into the fire should be completed Thursday.

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