COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The fire department that first responded to a massive wildfire that killed two people in the Black Forest area says outside investigators have developed some leads about the potential source the blaze.
Black Forest Fire/Rescue District announced the development Wednesday night but provided no details.READ MORE: Colorado Water Suppliers Seeing 'Traditional Patterns' Change Each Year
The fire started in June northeast of Colorado Springs and destroyed 486 houses.
Black Forest Fire/Rescue says the leads emerged during a review of the response to the fire, conducted by two investigators hired by the agency.READ MORE: 'This Is Offering Them Shelter For The Night': City Of Northglenn Converts Old Rec Center Into Winter Housing For Homeless
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, whose department is also investigating the fire, has criticized Black Forest Fire/Rescue Chief Bob Harvey’s handling of the blaze.
Maketa’s spokesman didn’t immediately respond to an after-hours call seeking comment.
The sheriff has said the fire’s cause is still under investigation.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Colorado Bobcat Hunts For Next Meal
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)