Cause of fire in Trinidad on Thursday under investigation

About two hours later, officials say the fire sparked back up.
A volunteer firefighter has set up a GoFundMe to help a longtime doctor who lost his equipment in the fire.
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 5:01 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 4:25 PM MST
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TRINIDAD, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE: Police believe the cause of the fire was arson. On Monday, police announced the arrest of a suspect.


The Trinidad Fire Department (TFD) spent early Thursday evening fighting a commercial building fire at 165 E. 1st St.

The fire happened near West Main Street. The building is home to two chiropractic offices, Fisher’s Peak and Lawrence Low. The building was evacuated safely, and no injuries were reported. By 5:42 that evening, Trinidad Police Department reports that the fire was out and streets were open. About two hours later, officials say the fire sparked back up, but was quickly contained.

As of Friday night, the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

All emergency personnel including Trinidad Fire Department, Hoehne Fire Protection, Fisher’s Peak Fire Protection District and Fort Carson were present for both efforts in fighting the fire.

11 News spoke to the daughter-in-law of one of the business owners, Regina Morelli-Low.

“He’s worked countless hours giving a lot to this community,” Regina said of her father-in-law Dr. Lawrence Low. “He’s an old cowboy, just a good-hearted man. Any love and support we can get is a blessing.”

A GoFundMe was set up by a volunteer firefighter to help Dr. Low’s office. Click here to give. According to Regina, Dr. Low lost all of his equipment in the blaze.

Any further updates on the Trinidad building fire will be posted to TFD’s Twitter account: