Affidavit reveals new details in Teller County arson case

Louis Eisner, 51. Photo: TCSO

FLORISSANT, Colo. (KKTV) - Investigators say as many as 13 fires could be connected to an arson suspect arrested last week for a car fire in his neighbor's driveway.

An arrest affidavit obtained by 11 News Monday states that there have been more than a dozen fires in and around 51-year-old Louis Eisner's home in the time that he has been living in the Arabian Acres subdivision in Florissant.

According to the arrest papers, the fire that led to Eisner's arrest was started in his father's car. The affidavit says a neighbor smelled burning plastic and then saw flames filling the vehicle and called firefighters. The deputy investigating the case said he noticed evidence of arson while looking over the vehicle, and reported in the signed affidavit that Eisner later admitted to setting the fire with a hand-held cigarette lighter.

The affidavit goes on to state that in the nearly eight years Eisner has resided in his home, there have been three fires in the house, two fires in his mother's car, a fire at his closest neighbor's home, a fire in another neighbor's car, and six fires in trees and grass on his and surrounding properties. Most of the fires have been deemed suspicious, and five have happened in the last 90 days.

Investigators say they were made aware of the large number of fires "well before" Eisner's arrest.

Eisner currently is only facing charges for the July 5 fire in his father's vehicle.