EPSO: Second Fire in Two Weeks At Same Home Suspicious

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A fire at a southern Colorado home, the second at that location in two weeks, is being considered suspicious, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirms.

It took firefighters from four different fire departments, including Colorado Springs, to get the fire on the 4000 block of Pipestem Drive in Ellicott under control Tuesday morning. No one was injured.

On October 25th 11 News reported a fire on that same block of Pipestem Drive. You can read about that fire here. At the time of that fire, EPSO told 11 News that they believed that fire to be arson.

A spokesman with EPSO tells 11 News arson investigators are currently looking into Monday's fire.
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Thursday night 11 News talked to the homowner, Terance Scott. He says this is the third fire in three months.

He was displaced from the second fire and was staying at a hotel when he got word of the third fire on Tuesday.
He couldn't give very much information as to what may have happened but he did tell us he is concerned for his safety.

He is a bail bondsman and says the fire could be related to that or they could be random acts of violence. He says he honestly doesn't know.
We spoke to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and they remained tight lipped about the investigation. They do say it is suspicious and they are investigating.

Scott was home for at least one of the fires. He says he was asleep when someone threw a molotov cocktail through his window.
He and his dogs were able to escape and he even tells 11 News he saw the suspect running away from his home.
If you have any information about the fires call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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