Fire destroys home in Thornton

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THORNTON, Colo. -- A home is a total loss after a fire near 84th Avenue and Interstate 25 on Friday night, the Thornton Fire Department said.

The scene in the 500 block of Planet Place was active with a lot of of fire trucks and people standing outside in blankets as smoke poured from the structure after crews extinguished the flames.

Three people made it out safely along with two dogs. One dog died and another dog is unaccounted for.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross was helping the family find a place to sleep late Friday.

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