Investigators: House Fire Intentionally Set

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A woman and her dog made it out of a burning home safely Tuesday morning, but now investigators say they believe the fire was intentionally set.

Firefighters worked the fire from inside the home, but retreated because of the fire's intensity and concerns the roof might collapse.

“Crews did have what we call and emergency withdrawal. There was heavy fire within the structure and it was unsafe for the crews to be operating in the structure so they withdrew from the structure and fought the fire defensively,” Aurora Fire Department Capt. Diana Lord told KKTV sister station KCNC. “We fight the fire from the outside.”

The fire was reported around 3:10 a.m. in Aurora. It took firefighters about 90 minutes to put it out.

Lord said investigators believe fire started in the garage, and the home is "very well a total loss."