November 23, 2022 |

A family home outside Riverside was destroyed in a fire early Sunday morning despite efforts of firefighters from across the Platte Valley.

Encampment Fire Chief Cory Nuhn said a 911 call was placed at 8:57 a.m. Sunday morning. Firefighters responded immediately, but Chief Nuhn said the home was a total loss by the time they arrived on the scene.

The home, owned by Trevor Vorn, is located about a half-mile east of Riverside, on Highway 230. Chief Nuhn said multiple fire departments responded to the November 20th emergency call.

According to Chief Nuhn, the house was engulfed in fire before he and his crew arrived. He said the construction of the home made fighting the fire more challenging.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Despite the home being a total loss, there were no injuries to either the residents or fire personnel. Witnesses reported seeing ambulances in the area. Chief Nuhn said having an EMT also respond to a fire is standard procedure.

The Encampment fire chief is also a board member for the newly formed Carbon County Fire Prevention District. He said his department hasn’t responded to many emergencies this year.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up on Facebook to help the Vorn Family.

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