Suspicious House Fire No Longer Suspicious


Police say the district attorney will decide whether or not to charge a homeowner whose house started on fire.

It happened on Van Buren Street in Pueblo on Saturday. That's near Lake and Northern.

Investigators tell us they got a call from a neighbor, and when crews arrived they found the homeowner standing outside the home.

We're told there is no heat in the home, so the homeowner started a fire in a "makeshift fireplace" in the basement. The fire got out of control and spread to the main level of the house.

Originally on Saturday, firefighters told us the fire was suspicious and the homeowner was under arrest. On Sunday, police told us they spoke to the homeowner and now believe the fire was carelessness. Police told the district attorney the man should be charged with 4th degree arson. The district attorney is now reviewing the case.

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