6 Displaced After Apartment Fire; Officials Say It Was Started By Kids

Credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department

An apartment fire that displaced six people was started by children, according to Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The fire department said "youth misuse of fire" caused the blaze at the Esperanza Apartments Tuesday. CSFD would not elaborate further.

The fire started just before 10 a.m. on the second floor of the two-story complex, which is located on the 100 block of Coleridge Ave. in Colorado Springs. The area is near Pikes Peak Avenue and South Academy Boulevard.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

The fire department says two adults, four children and one dog were displaced. No one was hurt. The fire department gave credit to working smoke detectors for alerting the family in time for them to get out of the unit safely.