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Colorado Springs house fire turns deadly

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:36:42 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 11 2013 04:47:16 PM CST

Daryl McKamey / KRDO.com.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

The Colorado Springs Fire Department says a man died in a house fire near I-25 and Fillmore Tuesday night (12/10/13.)

The fire at 2512 Tremont Street was reported at 5:46 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found a fire burning in the basement and on the first floor of the home.

Firefighters also found a man inside the home who was suffering from burns. The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital before being flown to a hospital in Denver where he died.

The cause of the fire was accidental and was due to the use of a flammable liquid to start a fire in the fireplace. The fire got out of control. This is the second fire fatality of 2013.

It is estimated that $40,800 in property was lost and an estimated $21,505 in property was saved from the fire. 

Firefighters say you should never use flammable liquids to ignite a fire within a fireplace or wood stove.

 

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