House Fire Started To Keep Warm

By: Kendra Potter Email
By: Kendra Potter Email

Firefighters suspect the transient was taking shelter inside the vacant home, and when temperatures dropped, started a fire.

Around 7:15 a.m. Friday the fire got out of control and started to burn the house on the 800 block of E. 5th Street.

No one lived inside the home, and no one was inside at the time of the fire. Officials say the utilities were shut off.

Captain Chris Harner with the Pueblo Fire Department says they don't have a total estimate the cost of damage, but believe it was in the range of $20,000 to $30,000. Crews were able to get the flames down quickly and were only on scene about an hour. There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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  • by unknown Location: se spgs on Dec 3, 2011 at 02:26 AM
    was the transient from KKTV?
  • by Jason Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 2, 2011 at 09:32 PM
    Great Job KKTV, thank you very much for reporting on these issues. Jon, you are just jealous that you did not think of it first!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    Why does everyone feel the need to critique and criticize EVERYTHING and EVERY story that KKTV reports? Ruins it for those of just wanting to hear what's going on out there.
  • by Jon Location: Colo Springs on Dec 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM
    "House Fire Started To Keep Warm" Seems like KKTV took a POSSIBLE cause and stated it as fact. So much for accuracy.
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