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CSFD determines cause of fatal mobile home fire

Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 17, 2018

EL PASO COUNTY – Investigators with the Colorado Springs Fire Department determined that the “careless discarding of smoking materials” caused a fatal structure fire late last Wednesday.

Firefighters also said there were no working smoke alarms found or recovered inside the home. The fire happened at a mobile home off of Western Drive in the Springs Roberts Communities just east of Colorado Springs.

Mobile home fire
Photo of the scene of a mobile home fire on Dec. 12, 2018.

Firefighters discovered a man’s body once the fire was extinguished.

The El Paso County coroner’s office has not released the victim’s name at this time.