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2 dogs and a cat killed in Security-Widefield house fire

Three animals were killed after a fire started in a garage at a home in Security-Widefield on Aug. 4, 2020.  The neighborhood is located off Wayfarer Driver on the far eastern side of town.
Three animals were killed after a fire started in a garage at a home in Security-Widefield on Aug. 4, 2020. The neighborhood is located off Wayfarer Driver on the far eastern side of town.(Photo from viewer Kim)
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 5:52 PM MDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2020 at 6:46 PM MDT
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SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - Three pets were killed after a fire ignited in a residential garage in Security-Widefield Tuesday afternoon.

The garage was already engulfed in flames when firefighters pulled up to the scene on Dove Valley Place.

“We showed up on scene and the garage was fully involved. Our crews pulled a primary attack, got a really good knockdown on it, contained it to the garage, but unfortunately, the house is an entire loss,” said Security Fire Battalion Chief Derek Chambers.

Before crews arrived on scene, neighbors tried to extinguish the blaze with garden hoses.

“They were trying to put out the fire with hoses and it was too far gone,” said Steve Boyden, whose security cameras captured the frenetic scene.

Boyden feared for his own family’s safety when he saw how big the flames were.

“A puff of smoke hit my security camera, and then I saw flames shooting out of the house. I walked to the front window, I saw flames shooting out of the garage. I run downstairs, grab my son, grab the turtle, grab his two dogs and we escaped. At that time all the neighbors were knocking at my door saying it was on fire.”

No people were hurt in the fire, but two dogs and a cat died. A third dog was able to escape, Chambers said.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

House fire in Security-Widefield

STRUCTURE FIRE: Crews responded to a serious fire in a Security-Widefield neighborhood. This is off Dove Valley Place close to Wayfarer Drive and Autumn Glen Avenue. We are working to get more info.

Posted by KKTV 11 News on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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