Firefighters are continuing to investigate the cause of a blaze that destroyed the garage of a home near Niwot on Monday night.
Deputy Fire Chief Sterling Folden, of the Mountain View Fire Rescue District, said investigators would continue their work at the home in the 6400 block of Bluebird Avenue in unincorporated Boulder County. He said he expects the fire department’s investigation to wrap up at the end of the week.
The blaze was reported at 8:18 p.m. Firefighters responded to the area to put out the fully involved fire in the three-car garage that was attached to the home. Folden said there were two vehicles in the garage, both of which were destroyed. The garage and the rest of its contents also are considered to be a total loss. Folden said he estimates the value of the damage to be between $150,000 to $200,000.
Both occupants of the home were able to escape the fire uninjured. Folden said a smoke alarm alerted them to a blaze. He said the two-person family was reported to have been staying with neighbors. The home sustained smoke damage, but Folden said it could be made habitable again.
“They will have to rebuild the garage and do some restoration work inside the house,” Folden said.
In addition to Mountain View Fire Rescue, deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from Boulder Rural, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, Hygiene, Lefthand, and American Medical Response all responded to the scene, alongside investigators from the Multi-Agency Fire Investigative Team.