Large fire in Colorado Springs on Friday at a homeless camp, suspects sought

KKTV 11 News at Noon (Recurring)
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 6:39 AM MST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 2:38 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Firefighters were on the scene of a fire with large flames south of downtown Colorado Springs Friday morning.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department first reported they were on the scene near the intersection of Hancock Expressway and Transit Drive just before 6:10 a.m. This is near Evergreen Cemetery and Fountain Park. They reported that it was a large debris pile on fire and that it was not spreading and no structures were threatened.

“CSFD arson investigators linked the fire to a propane-fueled stove located in an unoccupied homeless camp nearby,” police wrote in their online crime blotter. “The area burned measures approximately .16 acres and the estimated property damage is $5,000. No suspects were identified at this time.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 719-444-7000.