Fire officials are investigating an arson this afternoon. They believe someone set a fire that destroyed a townhome garage and forced evacuations.
It happened just after 2 a.m. at 2680 B ½ Road in the Monument Ridge Townhomes development in Orchard Mesa.
One witness told officials he saw someone run away from the area where the fire started and then drive off.
Authorities say fire damage was limited to the garage though some units suffered smoke damage.
The fire displaced one family. Total damage is estimated at $125,000.