Fatal RV fire in Garfield County under investigation
November 26, 2009
CARBONDALE – Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered in a recreational vehicle fire that occurred during the early morning hours Tuesday in the Cattle Creek area.
“Out of respect for the victim’s family and pending the receipt of the coroner’s report detailing the manner and cause of death, we will not be releasing any further information,” said a statement from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday afternoon.
The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District responded to the fire call at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday at 589 County Road 113, Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach said.
“We found an RV-type vehicle fully engulfed in fire. There was a fatality associated with it,” he said. The department responded with four fire trucks and 15 firefighters, he said.
The body was discovered after the fire was extinguished, Leach said.
The Sheriff’s Department as well as the Colorado Bureau of Investigation were handling the investigation.