11/08/2010 05:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dad Faces Legal Action For Allegedly Hazardous Treehouse

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- A suburban Denver man has until Monday afternoon to tear down an elaborate backyard treehouse 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 treehouse burned in December because of an exploding tiki torch.

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

City officials say if Foss doesn't comply by Monday afternoon, they will pursue legal action.


Information from: The Denver Post