House lost in Tuesday fire

An Alamosa firefighter sprays foam on the eves of a rural Alamosa home heavily damaged by fire mid-afternoon Tuesday./Courier photo by Keith R. Cerny

ALAMOSA — A rural Alamosa family lost their home to a fire on Tuesday.

Firefighters were called to 5345 Road 112.8 South near the mushroom farm at 2:26 p.m. on January 8, and remained on scene for four hours battling the fire, which left a husband, wife and sister homeless, according to Alamosa Chief Don Chapman.

He said a family cat was also lost in the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Chapman said the house would not likely be able to be salvaged due to significant fire, water and smoke damage in the structure. The fire department contacted Red Cross, which assisted the family in finding temporary shelter and clothing.

Alamosa had 24 firefighters responding in addition to a tanker from the Mosca-Hooper Fire Department accompanied by two firefighters.

Chief Chapman said last year was a busy year for the department, and this year is starting out to be just as busy.