Red Cross called to help Clifton house fire victims

By: News Desk Email
By: News Desk Email

CLIFTON, Colo. Six people were displaced by a Clifton house fire Tuesday morning and the Red Cross has been called in to help them.

The Clifton Fire Department says the fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. and caused significant damage to the home.

All six of the people inside the home were evacuated by the time firefighters arrived, though two were complaining of smoke inhalation. They refused medical attention.

The fire started with sparks from a pellet stove exhaust pipe inside the wall of the home and spread into an attic space. Officials say the fire and firefighting efforts caused extensive damage and the Red Cross is helping the family.

Clifton firefighters had to call for additional resources from the Grand Junction Fire Department as the house was too far from the nearest water hydrant. Crews had to attack the blaze from the roof as well as from the ground and got it under control in about 45 minutes.

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