Firefighters battle an early morning fire out Cherry Creek on Saturday. The home was extensively damaged but there were no injuries.

Blaze damages Cherry Creek home

Two people escaped injury after a blaze tore through the upper level of their Cherry Creek home Saturday morning.

Two people escaped injury after a blaze tore through the upper level of their Cherry Creek home.

Fire crews answered the call of a house fire on Markham Road just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Cheery Creek Volunteer Fire Department captain Mike Sparrow said.

There, firefighters found the roof and upper floor of a house engulfed in flames, he said. The location of the fire made it difficult to fight, Sparrow said. “It’s in the attic and we had to put water on it from the ground up so it was hard to control,” he said.

The fire spread from the attic through the ductwork into the basement, Sparrow said. At its peak, three trucks and 16 firefighters fought the blaze for an hour before getting it under control, he said.

The house has been extensively damaged but neither of its two occupants was hurt, Sparrow said.

A preliminary investigation points to the blaze accidentally being set, Sparrow said. A fire investigator will examine the house on Monday.

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