Family of 5 displaced after escaping mobile home fire in Adams County

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- A family of five was able to escape and their mobile home was destroyed after it caught fire Thursday morning, the South Adams County Fire Department said.

The fire broke out about 4:30 a.m. in the Iron Vale Mobile Home Park at 8810 E. 88th Ave. When crews arrived, the mobile home was fully involved.

A mother, father, grandmother and two children, including an infant, were able to escape safely. Some were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

A battalion chief said the mobile home is a total loss and the family lost everything.

The cause is under investigation, though fire officials said it started in a bathroom and might have been caused by a space heater.

Firefighters also had to battle grueling conditions, braving 15-degree temperatures and water freezing as they worked to control the fire.

The American Red Cross in Denver is providing the family with lodging and immediate needs, and medication for the grandmother.

"The little girl's birthday is Monday," said Jim Fariello with the American Red Cross. "We will try to get them set up with some of the churches to get them to do an angel tree or something like that so they have a Christmas."

The Red Cross is accepting donations for the family.

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