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Heat lamp causes barn fire near Steamboat Springs

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— Fire officials believe a heat lamp caused a fire at a barn early Wednesday morning at Colorado Highway 131 and Routt County Road 22.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 12:46 a.m. The person who reported the fire said there were two- to three-foot flames on the exterior of the barn.

Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters and Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies also responded.

Firefighters entered the building and quickly knocked down the fire. They cut a hole in the floor to make sure the fire did not spread into the floor joists and crawl space.

Once the fire was out, firefighters covered the burned hole with plastic so ducks and goats could continue living inside.

Officials believe a heat lamp where the ducks were living caught the wall and floor on fire.

No animals were hurt, and damage was estimated at $500.

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