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Precautionary evacuations Wednesday at Woodbine Apartments, man charged with reckless endangerment

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-25 23:56:24-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department is responding to a strong gasoline odor on the third floor of the Woodbine Apartments.

Residents at the Woodbine Apartments were evacuated Wednesday as a precaution. Around 2: 30 pm CSFD says that all hazards had been mitigated and that residents were allowed to return to their apartments.

CSFD says the scene has now been turned over to the Colorado Springs Police Department to continue the investigation.

The Colorado Springs Police Department reported that a man was observed with a gas can and a lighter. After being contacted by the police it was determined that the man, Alden Fears had accidentally fallen with the gas can causing a small fire.

The fire was immediately put out and there was minimal damage at the scene. Alden was charged with reckless endangerment.


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