Castle Rock firefighters battle fire in 2-story house early Monday

Everyone out safely, no injuries reported

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - The flames that tore through a home in Castle Rock early Monday were twice as high as the house, city officials said.

The fire started just before 4 a.m. in a two-story house on East Bennington Avenue, near East Enderud Road and North Ridge Road.

Two women were asleep inside the two-story home when one of them heard a noise in the garage, said Castle Rock spokesperson Caroline Kipp.  They found smoke in the hallway that led to the garage and got out of the house safely through the back door.

"They encountered smoke in the hallway leading to the garage, grabbed their coats and left the house, which is exactly the right thing to do," said Chief Art Morales, of the Castle Rock Fire Department. "There's a lot of damage to the home. We're always sorry to see that. But we're always glad to see no one hurt."

Thirty personnel from Castle Rock, Franktown and South Metro had the fire contained within 20 minutes, said Castle Rock Fire Chief Art Morales. No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage to the home is extensive and estimated to be around $180,000.

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