Controversial House Burned to the Ground

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

The house on 1138 Sundial Court, bought during an alleged multi–million dollar fraud scheme, is now a pile of ashes, and fire investigators are trying to figure out how it happened.
The exact cause still isn't known, but fire officials say it is suspicious in nature.
11 news was the only ones with cameras rolling during last night's blaze, the house totally engulfed in flames right around 11:30.
Investigators believe someone caused the fire, but they don't know whether it was on purpose or on accident.
If the address, sounds familiar, it should.
The property was one of several throughout the country bought by a group of three men, Including former Grand Junction resident Mike Jenkins who are facing charges in a ponzi scheme.
They are awaiting trial after investigators say they stole more than $32,000,000.
The house has since changed owners, but fire investigators say they're looking into the history of the property as part of the investigation.
After talking to some neighbors, they saw cars here on many weekend nights, and called police when they noticed quite a few parties thrown here.
Investigators are also looking into the possibility that the fire started during a party in the abandoned home..


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