Area resident Jerry Tabor, who just last month was involved in a serious automobile accident near the intersection of Rte. 36 and Stone Canyon Drive, suffered more bad luck Wednesday evening (May 26) when his residence on Blue Mountain Road caught fire while he was out.
Two neighbors who were passing by at approximately 4:45 p.m. saw smoke coming from the house. They called 911 and tried to fight the fire with a garden hose while they waited for area fire district crews to arrive. According to Lyons Fire District Chief J.J. Hoffman, the house was completely engulfed by the flames by the time his crew arrived at the scene. The structure appeared to be a total loss, but fortunately no one was injured.
Multiple area sheriff, fire, rescue, and ambulance, agencies, responded to the call, including Pinewood Springs, Boulder and Larimer County Sheriff’s Offices, Larimer County Rangers, Berthoud Fire District, Lyons Fire District, Longmont Emergency Units, Pridemark Ambulance, Thompson Valley Ambulance, Mountain View Fire District, and Left Hand Fire District. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, and is still under investigation.
Photo by Joseph Lekarczyk