SAGUACHE COUNTY—Local firefighters were called out twice in the space of 30 hours this week to fires in northern Saguache County’s Lazy KV Estates that in each case resulted in the total loss of the buildings.
According to dispatch reports, the first call came on Sunday at 2:23 p.m. to Barbara J Drive where a roof fire was reported. By the time firefighters and EMS arrived on scene the structure was fully engulfed.
Northern Saguache VFD, Crestone VFD and Villa Grove responded to the scene. A little less than three hours later the fire was declared contained.
The second fire on Sunday was reported at 7:30 p.m. on Woodward Avenue as a garage fire. By the time firefighters responded to the scene, the garage and another unidentified structure were fully engulfed.
Moffat, Villa Grove, Northern Saguache, Crestone, Baca and Center VFDs also Saguache EMS all responded to the blaze. Center was summoned so water could be transported to fight the fire.
There was concern of propane tanks near the fire area that were “whistling.” A power pole in the path of the fire was arcing before San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative could arrive to deal with the electric lines.
The Colorado Department of Transportation was called to put down sand at the Intersection of County Road CC and Highway 285 owing to water spillage from trucks responding to the fire.
The fire was announced contained after about four hours. The causes of the two blazes remain unknown at this time but are under investigation.