Huge house fire closed Highway 83 south of Franktown

Crews needed to haul water from 7 miles away

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. - A fire completely destroyed a house in Franktown and shut down Highway 83 overnight. Franktown is about nine miles east of Castle Rock in Douglas County.

The fire broke out around 10 p.m. Monday and raged through the home.

No one was home at the time and no firefighters were hurt, according to a deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Crews were still working to put out hot spots at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

"Fire was in non-hydranted area. Tenders needed to haul water from 7 miles away," the Franktown Fire Department tweeted.

Elizabeth Fire, Castle Rock Fire and South Metro Fire helped the Franktown fire crews.

The house has been declared a total loss, but crews kept fire from spreading to nearby structures, fire officials said.

Most homes in the area are about 4,000 square feet, the deputy told 7NEWS.


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