House catches on fire with boy inside

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

CLIFTON, Colo (KKCO) It happened around 10:30 Saturday at a home on the corner of 30 and a half road and Hawkwood Court. Nine year old Jon Harlan was inside the home, alone, when he heard people knocking on his door. He says his parents don't allow him to open the door for strangers, which is why he chose not to answer.
He didn't know those strangers were the police trying to get him out of his home that was catching fire.

"They kicked the door down and then I thought it was a robber, so I went into the bathroom and locked the door. Then they told me they were police and I came out. They told me my house was on fire get your dogs out and go," says Harlan.

Authorities got Harlan and his two dogs got out of the home safely.
His parents were at work at the time and arrived shortly after their son was rescued.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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  • by Get a clue on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:20 AM
    Thank you - someone who knows what they are talking about.
  • by Ignorance Location: Grand Junction on Jul 30, 2012 at 08:13 AM
    The house caught on fire in the day time! The fire also started from hot coals, you people are so ignorant!
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      by Hot coals huh on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:27 PM in reply to Ignorance
      so was he having a campfire in the living room then? Did you tell him that smores are not safe to cook in the house, wait, better go let your homealone nine year old know first, or do you already have that covered?
  • by What the heck is with people? on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    A nine year old home alone in Clifton at 10:30 at night? Kinda bad parenting if you ask me.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Aug 1, 2012 at 05:51 PM in reply to What the heck is with people?
      right if the police didnt show up cooked kiddie
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 06:13 AM
    Somebody should make a movie of this.
  • by WOW Location: gj on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM
    home alone at 9.....he was probably lighting his OWN pot stash.....
  • by He did it on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:29 PM
    He probably started it, trying to lite his parents pot stash.
  • by Duh x 2 Location: gj on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:42 PM
    WOW!
  • by Duh! on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:22 PM
    Fine parents leaving a 9 year old at home while they are at work. Unbelievable stupidity on their part!
    • reply
      by seriously? on Jul 28, 2012 at 09:27 PM in reply to Duh!
      I agree, I wonder if someone is checking with the parents to see WHY this 9 yr old was left home alone....
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