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No hydrants near Bennett home devastated by fire

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 17:17:02-05

BENNETT, Colo. – No one was home at the time a fire ravaged a home in Bennett Friday afternoon.

South Metro Firefighters were called out to 3016 South Kiowa-Bennett Road around 12:15 p.m. Crews found the home fully engulfed when they arrived 15 minutes later.

The rural location proved challenging for the 50 personnel from nine fire departments fighting the blaze. Crews had to truck water from 18 minutes away since there were no hydrants in the area.

The fire destroyed the home but parts of the exterior walls were still standing. More than 90 percent of the roof has collapsed.

Investigators are looking into what caused the fire. The two adults who lived in the home were on scene.

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