Cedaredge lodge burns to the ground

Photo courtesy of Thunder Mountain Lodge Restaurant on Facebook.
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CEDAREDGE, Colo. (KKCO) -- Thunder Mountain Lodge is no more after a devastating overnight fire.

Delta Fire Protection District Chief Kevin Walker said the lodge in Cedaredge is a total loss.

Firefighters were called out to the scene just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Walker says crews had to drive about 17 miles to get to the lodge and there is not much water available in the area.

However, the lodge had burned to the ground by the time they arrive.

Walker says no one was sleeping in the lodge and no one was injured. The owner was sleeping in his quarters in a different building behind the lodge.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Walker says the Delta County Sheriff's Office is handling that. The lodge was known as Spruce Lodge for many years.