A Closed Door Helped Limit The Fire Damage At A Home In Edwards

Eagle River Fire said a closed door helped prevent a fire in a utility room from spreading to the rest of the house.

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KELLY WERTHMAN: A closed door. That's what Eagle River fire protection crews say helped a house fire from growing into something much worse. And it leads our top stories on CBSN Denver. The fire happened last Thursday in the Single Tree neighborhood. No one was inside the home at the time.

When crews arrived, they found the flames in a basement utility room. The damage was limited because the door was closed. These pictures show the area inside and immediately outside the room. Fire crews say this shows the importance of sleeping with your door closed to prevent fast spreading flames, high temps, and smoke inhalation.