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Person of Interest in Incline Fire talks to police, no charges filed

Posted at 4:55 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 20:55:13-04

MANITOU SPRINGS — Detectives handling the investigation into this month's Incline Fire in Manitou Springs say the man they were looking for as a person of interest came in to provide a statement.

According to a release, Scott Tincher voluntarily came to the Police Operations Center last Saturday. He spoke to members of the Regional Explosives Unit and the Manitou Springs Police Department. Tincher is not facing any charges at this time.

Investigators are still looking into whether the cause of fire is a criminal offense. The Incline Fire started near the Barr Trail in Manitou Springs on Oct. 8.

Detectives from Regional Explosives Unit have determined the fire originated in a homeless camp. Investigators believe the fire was human-caused, but have not determined what specifically caused the fire. The camp had many flammable objects in it, including propane tanks and e-cigarettes.

According to police, 49-year-old Scott Tincher was sought as a person of interest as. he was seen in that area when the fire started.