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: Body Found In Deep Water Near Cherry Creek Reservoir
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: Go Inside The Lowered Section Of The Central 70 Project
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: Highway 287 Reopens After Semi Rollover Near Wyoming Border
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