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Fire Heavily Damages Home In Elbert County

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ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators say a fire that seriously damaged a home in Elbert County spread from the fireplace.

Barking dogs alerted the homeowner to the flames and she was able to get out unharmed.

The fire started just before 4 a.m. Monday. Crews needed about 40 minutes to get the fire under control.

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