Fire heavily damaged a home near Waverly on Feb. 7, but was kept in check by crews from the Wellington Fire Protection District. The fire, at 828 Eggleston St. in unincorporated Larimer County, was reported at about 1 p.m. The home is located in a small subdivision off North County Road 17, near West County Road 66.
The fire destroyed an enclosed porch on the north side of the house and ignited a 50-foot pine tree in the backyard. The home’s north exterior was damaged as well.
Wellington Fire Chief Gary Green said that water to fight the fire was hauled in from Wellington FPD’s Station 2 in Waverly.
“We had one firefighting crew battling inside the structure and one outside,” said Green. “Our crews kept the fire outside in check — it was important to keep the fire from jumping from one structure to the next.”
Seven firefighters from Wellington Fire Protection District responded with mutual aid from Poudre Fire Authority and Platte River Power Authority Fire and Rescue.
The interior of the house sustained extensive heat and smoke damage according to Green.
The fire’s cause is under investigation.