Waldo Canyon Fire investigation on-going

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Investigators in El Paso County say they are still trying to determine what sparked the most financially devastating wildfire in Colorado history, while a separate probe is under way after authorities say several fires were intentionally set in an adjacent county at about the same time.

The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/OJyr6X ) reports investigators haven't released any details about what might have caused the Waldo Canyon Fire. The fire in Colorado Springs killed two people and destroyed nearly 350 homes in late June.

Meanwhile, Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger says he has no doubt the 25 to 35 fires that burned in his county the week before the Waldo Canyon Fire were intentionally set.

Ensminger says he doesn't think those fires and the Waldo Canyon Fire are connected, but he wouldn't elaborate.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 165091206 - nbc11news.com/a?a=165091206
Gray Television, Inc.