High winds fan embers from BBQ to start house fire

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO) - Fire fighters say strong winds fanned embers from a BBQ and caught a Fruita home on fire late Monday night.

The Lower Valley Fire Protection District responded to the fire at 1549 14 1/2 Road at around 10:52pm.

When crews arrived on scene they found the siding of the house on fire and the homeowner trying to put the flames out with a garden hose.

The fire was contained to the outside siding and the garage of the home.

No one was injured.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2010 at 09:22 AM
    You missed one "Neighbors use their garden hoses to help put out a hous fire in Fruita. what is a hous? I have noticed spelling and grammatical error all over the internet. Interesting idea using English students. Maybe a contest finding about the most errors.
  • by Brent Location: Fruita on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:07 AM
    A house was held at bay? Really? That's Leno-worthy. The editing on these articles really needs to improve. The phrase "lat Monday" should read "late Monday," there should be no comma in the third sentence, and "THeir" should read "Their." I've seen a consistent pattern of this kind of editing sloppiness. If money or time is the problem, maybe you could enlist the volunteer help of some high school English honors students. I'm not being facetious about that. My nephew is going to Northwestern University as a journalism student and might have been interested in a project like that, if only to "pad his resume" and practice skills. Kudos to the neighbors! What great people!
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