Christmas morning Fire destroys house in Granby |

Christmas morning Fire destroys house in Granby

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Granby CO Colorado

A Granby resident lost his log home to a house fire early Christmas morning.

Bill Goodwin was out of town for the holiday when Grand Fire Protection District volunteers were called to the fire scene at around 5:30 a.m.

Sky-Hi Daily News carrier Rebecca Quesada, who called in the fire, was delivering newspapers at City Market when she noticed smoke and flames rising from the vicinity of the Granby mesa. It turned out to be Goodwin’s house on CR 611 behind East Grand High School.

“When we got there, the house was fully engulfed and the roof had caved in,” said Grand Fire Chief Dave Boyes. “Unfortunately nobody noticed it to report it sooner.”

Grand Fire responded with two engines, one ladder and 16 firefighters. They were called off around 9:30 a.m.

Firefighters returned to the home later that afternoon to put out “hot spots,” according to Boyes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Grand County Sheriff’s office. Investigator Leo Piechocki said it is standard for the sheriff’s office to take up fire investigations.

No one was injured from the fire and no other houses were threatened.

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