San Juan Ridge cabin destroyed by fire |

San Juan Ridge cabin destroyed by fire

A fire possibly started by a propane refrigerator destroyed a San Juan Ridge cabin Saturday night.

The 400-square-foot home on Donaldine Drive, north of Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, burned to the ground by the time North San Juan firefighters arrived.

The home was outside the fire department’s jurisdiction, and crew members contended with snowy roadways after getting the call just after 8 p.m., Fire Chief Boyd Johnson said. The tenant wasn’t home, but the owner suspected the refrigerator was to blame.

The estimated value of the loss was less than $10,000.

– The Union Staff

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