Fire destroys elderly woman’s Lafayette home
LAFAYETTE, Colo. — A singly-family house fire in Lafayette early Saturday displaced one adult.
Firefighters from the Lafayette Fire Department got called to a home at 600 Emma Street at 5:38 a.m. Saturday.
An elderly woman lived alone at the residence, said firefighters, but she managed to evacuate herself from the structure safely.
The Lafayette Fire Department was informed that she had Alzheimer’s.
There was also a cat in the home, but crews were able to recover alive in the basement.
Fire crews managed to extinguish the flames in about 20 minutes.
However, the roof on the house collapsed as a result of the fire.
The American Red Cross responded to the fire and said it is providing clothing and recovering information for the displaced individual.
Her home was declared a total loss, said firefighters.