New Castle woman dies in house fire
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
NEW CASTLE, Colorado – A New Castle woman is dead following a house fire in the 100 block of Seventh Street, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
The fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
According to neighbors, the woman’s husband was coming home from work and saw that the trailer was on fire and called 911. The Burning Mountains Fire Protection District responded to the fire.
“We could see the flames about 5:30 p.m.,” said Judy Gordon, who lives at the end of the street. “It looked like a total loss.”
Police and emergency personnel blocked off the street while the fire was being put out.
“They told him [about his wife] and there were neighbors and family all around,” said Wes McGuire, pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Castle just 200 feet from the trailer. “We were trying to be a comfort to him as best as we could.”
As of Tuesday evening, no cause of the fire had been determined or an estimate of the damage. Crews were still working to put the fire out as of 8:45 p.m., according to Fire Chief Brit McLin of the Burning Mountains Fire Protection District.