Shortly before noon, Wednesday May 20, Boncarbo Fire Department responded to a fire at the 12900 block of Picketwire Road off of County Road 57.7 just past Cokedale. 

According to Las Animas County Emergency Manager Kim Chavez, the fire started out as a residential fire and a scanner update relayed that the home had been totally engulfed in flames. Shortly following, a propane tank blew and about ten minutes following, the house had been burned down completely according to scanner reports.
Currently, the fire is at 100 percent containment and no evacuations are being planned for this area.
Fishers Peak, Bon Carbo, Hoehne, Cokedale, Spanish Peak Fire, along with Las Animas County Road and Bridge crews are on the scene providing assistance.
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