Westminster house destroyed, home next door damaged by fire Saturday night

No one home at time of fire

 

One house is destroyed and the home next door is damaged after a fire in Westminster Saturday night. 

Firefighters responded to the house at 1206 West 132 Place just before midnight.

Westminster Fire Marshall Bob Hose told 7NEWS crews responded within six minutes of receiving the 911 call, but when they arrived flames had already engulfed the home.

"When they [fire fighters] saw the fire coming out of the garage and the upstairs windows they thought the whole house was involved initially," said Hose. "As they began to do their fire attack they noticed it was mostly the front of the house." 

Photos taken Sunday show the garage and front of the home is destroyed. The corner of the home next door also caught fire. There were two people inside that home who escaped out the back door.

Two single mothers and their two children live in the home that caught fire; however, no one was home at the time. 

Heather Killman told 7NEWS she was out with friends when she got the call Saturday night that her house was on fire.

"I got here a few minutes later and waited at the end of the street for awhile," Killman said. "When I came down the street and saw the lights from the fire trucks and the smoke, my heart just sank."

Killman said they are looking for their two-year old black cat Betsy who they haven't seen since last night.

Fire fighters said they believe the fire started in the garage, but are still investigating the cause. North Metro Fire assisted Westminster fire.