BRIGHTON — Fire investigators say that overloaded electrical wiring was the likely cause for a house fire Sunday, March 10, at a home near Brighton.
Crews with the Brighton Fire Rescue District responded about 1:40 p.m. March 10 to a home near Baseline Road and Weld County Road 21. There was visible smoke and flames upon firefighters' arrival. With help from Thornton Fire Engine 75 and Battalion 71, Brighton Fire Rescue Engine 55, Tower 51, Engine 52 and Battalion 51 were able to control the blaze within 45 minutes, according to a release from the fire district.
Fire officials say there were no smoke detectors in the home and that a passer-by happened to notice the fire in time to let the occupants know and safely gather their pets before it was too late.
Due to extensive damage to the roof of the home, the family was not allowed back into the home. Red Cross provided shelter for the family.
There were no injuries to the occupants or firefighters.
Brighton Fire asks residents to remember that the district has a free smoker detector program, and that all smoke detectors older than 10 years should be replaced.