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.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.