MESA, Colo. (KKCO) - A house on the Grand Mesa has burned to the ground while the homeowner was out of town.
It's not clear what time the flames first broke out. According to the Plateau Valley Fire Department, the blaze was first reported around 7:15am Wednesday morning.
Firefighters arrived within minutes to find the home completely engulfed in flames, and nearly destroyed.
The home was located on Golden Drive, just past the turn-off to Powderhorn Ski Area.
Golden Drive is a single-lane road leading to several homes. Firefighters blocked it off to allow for fire trucks and water tenders to get in.
There was at least one large propane tank next to the home that had to be kept cool while firefighters worked to get the flames fully extinguished.
There was at least one burned-out pick-up truck parked next to the house. According to firefighters, there was no one inside the home. They say the homeowner was in California and has been notified.
No injuries were reported, but the home is a total loss. Click on the link below under "related links" to watch the video.