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Structure Fire North of Buena Vista



Salida, Colorado


June 11, 2020

On June 11, 2020 at 0129 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a structure fire approximately 1 mile north of Buena Vista just west of Highway 24.

The Chaffee County Fire Protection District, Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, Chaffee County EMS and the Buena Vista Police Department all responded and upon arrival they found a single family home that was engulfed in flames. An adult male and a juvenile female were located who had escaped the home. An adult female and juvenile male were reportedly still inside. Firefighters entered the home as the fire actively burned and the other two occupants were located and removed, however both the adult female and the juvenile male were pronounced dead at the scene. The adult male and juvenile female were transported to HRRMC.

The adult male was airlifted to a regional burn center and the juvenile female was released to family.

The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The identities of the survivors are being held as investigators from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control were called to assist as to the cause and origin of the fire.

This remains an open investigation at this time.

*****Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze*****