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Tree-House Root of Trouble for Colo. Man; Told to Take It Down or Else...

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GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS/AP) A suburban Denver man has been told to tear down an elaborate backyard tree-house local officials say is hazardous.

But sculptor Duncan Foss of Golden says he's not taking down the hangout he built for his 11-year-old daughter, which includes a rambling series of bright blue decks and elevated boardwalks.

Local building officials consider the structures a hazard. Indeed, part of the tree-house burned last December because of an exploding tiki torch.

A tiki torch in a tree-house?

But Foss tells The Denver Post he won't tear down what remains of the structure.

City officials said if Foss didn't comply by Monday afternoon, they would pursue legal action.