A mobile home fire in Boulder Meadows on Sunday was likely caused by a problem with the structure’s furnace and heating system, officials said.
The fire was first reported at 11:45 a.m. Sunday in the 4500 block of 19th Street.
The residents of the home were able to evacuate, and there were no injuries to residents or firefighters.
Crews were able to contain the fire, but the mobile home was a total loss and three residents were displaced and connected with Boulder Police Victim’s Advocates and the Red Cross.
In a release issued Monday, officials said the damage to the home was too extensive to find a definitive cause. But “based on interviews and aspects of the investigation that the team could complete, the home’s heating system is the most likely cause.”
“Furnaces and HVAC systems, if not properly maintained and updated, can become fire hazards,” the release read. “Regular maintenance of an HVAC system can help ensure that your HVAC’s electrical systems and gas connections are safe and operating normally and that dust and debris is not clogging or blocking necessary vents, filters or coils.”
Boulder Fire-Rescue, Boulder Police, Boulder Emergency Squad, Louisville Fire District, Boulder Rural Fire Department, American Red Cross and AMR all responded to the call.