LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A Lakewood man has died after an early morning house fire on Christmas Eve.

The fire happened on West Maryland Drive, which is off of Union Boulevard.

West Metro Fire says they were called out just before 1:30 a.m. They found smoke coming from the house and it took them about 45 minutes to put out the fire.

Two children who were inside the home got out safely and went to a neighbor’s house. But their father, who was in the basement at the time, didn’t make it out.

West Metro Fire has not yet released the name of the man who died. They’re still investigating the cause of the fire.

“We saw a lot of smoke coming out of all the windows up there and saw all the firemen standing out front and we were wondering. We figured they already found what they were looking for, so that was kind of sad.” Neighbor Taylor Reyes said.

house fire map Lakewood Man Dies In 1 Of 3 Early Morning House Fires

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West Metro Fire also responded to a house fire on Newcombe Drive in Lakewood. That broke out just before 4 a.m. The homeowners said it was confined to the garage, and luckily, they are still able to live in their home.

A third fire in Lakewood was an attic fire just before 5 a.m.  Two people were home at the time and both got out safely.


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