House fire extinguished near Wolcott
Vail, CO Colorado
WOLCOTT, Colorado – Firefighters from the Eagle River Fire Protection District extinguished a burning home in Wolcott on Tuesday evening. Responding from its station in Edwards the fire district arrived at about 7:20 p.m., firefighters found a smoke-filled house at 802 Alkali Creek Road. The home is located in the Horse Mountain Ranch Subdivision. Firefighters quickly entered the house and extinguished the blaze, which was burning in the home’s kitchen.
“Even though this house lies outside the boundaries of the Eagle River Fire Protection District, a quick response by firefighters made all the difference,” said Charles Moore, fire chief for the Eagle River Fire Protection District.
Investigators from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District determined that the fire most likely started in a kitchen trash can, quickly spreading to cabinets and surrounding fixtures, causing approximately $15,000 in damage. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental.