LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Police In Littleton are searching for a man they believe set a home on fire Saturday morning while two people were inside.
The incident happened at about 6:45 a.m. in the 6,000 block of South Santa Fe Drive, and the two people in the home got out safely. Officials initially thought there had been five people inside.
One person who got out was treated for smoke inhalation.
Littleton firefighters responded quickly to the fire and the structure was saved, but a witness told CBS4 that part of the floor inside the building collapsed.
So far there’s no official word on how much damage the fire caused.
Investigators say they found some of the fuel that was used to start the fire and they also located multiple burn points inside.
Officials said they are looking for 56-year-old Gary Eisenach in connection with the case. They say he fled from the scene after allegedly starting the fire.They said he might be driving a 1994 silver Nissan sedan with the license plate 749-WTO.
Eisenach could face first-degree arson charges.
He was in the process of being evicted from his home, according to authorities.
“He wants to go to jail, because he made the comment that he’d rather go to jail and get three square meals a day instead of being evicted,” Littleton fire investigator Hank Carter told CBS4.