ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– People who lived at the Corona Village Condominiums in Adams County returned to see what was left after a massive fire destroyed 12 units and damaged six others.
Investigators returned to the condos near 88th and Corona to continue their search for what caused that fire that could be seen for miles on Tuesday. The three-story building suffered significant damage and two other buildings suffered some damage.
One day after the fire destroyed their homes, residents returned to try to reclaim what they could out of the ashes. They were not allowed to go inside and kept outside a chainlink fence while crews worked to stabilize the buildings.
When asked about her belongings, one woman replied, “We don’t have any. This is it. This is all I own.”
They gathered around an insurance adjuster hoping to learn what they will be able to claim to their renters policies.
“We want our customers to start thinking about their contents and what they had,” said the insurance adjuster.
An arson dog with CBI was brought in to help with the investigation into how and where the fire started. Investigators were kept out of the buildings because what was left of the structure was too hot and dangerous.
Neighbors talked of a dispute on an upper floor and an exploding propane tank.
“No human life was lost but a lot of our neighborhood dogs and cats were lost. Some beautiful little animals which are family,” said one woman who was displaced.
The Red Cross is helping those who have no where else to go. Many are staying with family and friends.
The condo building with the most damage has been condemned and will be torn down.