Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 2600 block of Purgatory drive around 3:30 Friday afternoon.
Fire investigators say the house is a complete loss with damage estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars. The three people who live in the home were not home at the time.
Springs fire investigators say the cause of the fire has been determined to be improper disposal of fireplace ashes. That's a problem they say they see too often around this time of year.