Fire destroys Tabernash home (with video, more photos) |

Fire destroys Tabernash home (with video, more photos)

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

East Grand Fire and Grand Fire responded to a structure fire in Tabernash at approximately 1 p.m. Friday.

There were no injuries associated with the blaze, but a two-story log cabin home on the property off US Highway 40 was destroyed. Also, a trailer and secondary building were damaged.

The property owner, Rick Kramer, has been working to get the cabin ready for a number of years, he said. He was working outside on Friday when he looked up and saw heavy smoke pouring out of his cabin.

Structure fire guts building in Tabernash.

Posted by Sky-Hi News on Friday, November 15, 2019

“I was working on it to live in later,” Kramer said.

He guessed a wood stove inside the cabin started the fire. Kramer said he had fire guards around the stove, but he thinks a log or something like it might have rolled up against the guards.

“That’s the only thing I can think of,” Kramer said, as firefighters continued suppressing the flames.

Both fire departments responded to the call. Traffic on US Highway 40 was diverted around the blaze while they worked to get the fire under control. Crews had the fire well in hand by 2 p.m.

“It’s just a financial and property loss,” Kramer said, as he explained the building was not insured.

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