Bayfield, CO - Deer Valley Subdivision
January 16th, 2005 at 0530 hours
Upper Pine River Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a house fire six miles east of Bayfield, Colorado in the Deer Valley subdivision around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, January 16th, 2005. The house, still under construction but near completion, was uninhabited. Its owners were staying in a motor home parked in a garage that was adjacent to the house and was undamaged. Recent winter storms in the area left roads in the subdivision icy and snow packed. The temperature at the time of the incident was hovering around 10º F. The subdivision has no water system for fire protection and a tanker shuttle was utilized to supply fire suppression efforts. Firefighters attempted to salvage part of the house, but the heat was too high to go inside, said Kevin Griego of Upper Pine Fire. The blaze was extinguished shortly after sunrise.