By Danielle Chavira

MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – A fireplace is believed to have caused a fire at a home in Morrison on Sunday night. West Metro firefighters responded to the home on Canyon Vista Drive.

(credit: West Metro Fire)

Investigators say the family was using the fireplace to help warm the home, in addition to a furnace.

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(credit: West Metro Fire)

The fire traveled upward between studs in the wall and spread horizontally.

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“This can sometime occur in older homes where settling and shifting over time has degraded masonry or joints,” officials said.

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(credit: West Metro Fire)

The family, which has two dogs and two cats, are okay, but are displaced.

Danielle Chavira