Steamboat Springs The cause of a Thursday morning fire that severely damaged a Tree Haus home is still under investigation.
"Nothing there says it was arson, natural or accidental," Steamboat Springs Fire Marshal Jay Muhme said Friday morning, before returning to the fire scene at 36897 Treehouse Drive, accompanied by an investigator from homeowner Scott Rouda's insurance company.
After a day spent at the scene, Muhme was no closer to releasing a cause of the fire.
"The fire loss is still under investigation pending some facts and stuff that we've sent off to have analysis done at a private lab," Muhme said Friday night.
A neighbor in the Tree Haus subdivision reported smoke coming from the 3,000-square-foot home about 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Firefighters put out the fire by 8:15 a.m.
The fire damaged the home's basement and first floor. Part of the first floor caved in after the fire was extinguished.
The cost of the damage has not been determined.
The home was listed for sale for $879,000 and had been on the market for about two years.
Muhme said Thursday the investigation by his fire prevention staff and insurance investigators should conclude Monday.