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Fire Burns Over 20 Townhomes in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KOAA) – The Colorado Springs Fire Department ruled the cause of the fire that damaged at least 20 townhomes and left nearly 70 people without a home was careless smoking.

CSFD tweeted the cause of the fire Monday night, hours after gaining control of the massive three alarm blaze.

Public Information Officer Brian Vaughan said the fire was caused by someone who put out a cigarette in a potted plant, which then smoldered, caught fire and ignited a natural gas line.


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