Fire destroys gazebo near Jefferson County courthouse in Golden

A gazebo, near the Jefferson County courthouse in Golden, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday night and an investigation is underway.

Witnesses called 911 just after 7 p.m. to report a “large” fire in bushes near the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, said Karlyn Tilley, a Golden spokeswoman.

It took Golden firefighters about 40 minutes to put out the fire, which torched several trees and bushes. A gazebo, set in a memorial garden between a West 6th Avenue footbridge and the RTD Jefferson County Government Center — Golden Station, was completely destroyed. Several memorial markers, part of the garden, were also destroyed.

An arson investigation is ongoing.


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