Arson suspected after multiple fires started in northeast Springs neighborhood

No arrests have been made as police in Colorado Springs handle a possible arson case.
Published: Aug. 30, 2022 at 12:45 PM MDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2022 at 6:43 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs police are searching for a potential arson suspect after multiple fires ignited in a northeast Springs neighborhood late Tuesday morning.

Officials tell 11 News that firefighters first responded to the Research and Austin Bluffs area for one reported grass fire and found another fire when getting on scene. The Colorado Springs Fire Department confirmed there were six small fires in the area.

The fires are considered suspicious.

Our crew at the scene says the fire appears to be out.

Police say that while firefighters were working the scene, neighbors reported the fires could be the result of arson and provided officers with some suspect information.

Police tell 11 News that they were questioning a person of interest, but they did not have enough evidence to make a formal arrest.

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