Fire contained at former Hotel Elegante building in south Colorado Springs

Firefighters and residents at Alta Living, an apartment complex located inside the former Hotel...
Firefighters and residents at Alta Living, an apartment complex located inside the former Hotel Elegante.(KKTV)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 8:40 AM MST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 9:14 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Firefighters have contained a fire at the former Hotel Elegante on the south end of the Springs.

Now converted to an apartment building, firefighters responded to reports of smoke inside just before 8:30 Thursday morning.

The fire department tweeted about 9 a.m. that crews had kept the blaze in one unit on the building’s third floor.

At the time of this writing, it’s unknown what started the fire.

The building has sat in its location at Circle and I-25 since the 1970s and was the city’s second-largest hotel until the beginning of this year, when a Texas developer acquired the property and began the process of turning the 496 rooms into apartments. 11 News first reported on the developer’s interest in 2021.

The property is now called Alta Living.