12 people out of their homes after apartment fire in northeast Colorado Springs

Fire at Windtree Apartments 3/30/2022
Fire at Windtree Apartments 3/30/2022(CSFD twitter)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 3:25 AM MDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2022 at 9:25 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Twelve people are out of their homes Thursday morning after a fire sparked twice at an apartment complex in northeast Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs firefighters first responded to the Windtree Apartments near Union and Vickers around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.. The fire was out about 15 minutes later.

Colorado Springs Police responded to the scene and quickly learned the fire was intentionally set by the lone occupant of the apartment.

Not even three hours later, fire crews were dispatched to the same complex.

Firefighters saw smoke and flames coming from the roof and called a second alarm.

The fire was knocked down by 1:20 a.m., but firefighters remained on scene another few hours.

Eight units were impacted, but no residents were injured. Firefighters also tell 11 News that there were cats living in the units, and all made it out OK.

Currently, investigators have not released the cause of the fire or said whether it was considered suspicious. We will continue to update this fire as we learn more.

Police estimate the damage done to be more than $750,000. Andrew Roebuck was arrested in this case.

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