(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) said a commercial structure fire at a business north of downtown Tuesday night, Nov. 15, was caused by a homeless warming fire.

Around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to a building on North El Paso Street, just north of East Fillmore Street, showing heavy smoke. A total of 50 firefighters responded to the scene, and battled the fire for about two hours.

  • Commercial structure fire on El Paso Street
  • 50 firefighters battle large commercial fire on N El Paso St
  • 50 firefighters battle large commercial fire on N El Paso St
  • 50 firefighters battle large commercial fire on N El Paso St
  • 50 firefighters battle large commercial fire on N El Paso St

CSFD confirmed to FOX21 News on Wednesday that the cause of the fire had been determined to be a homeless warming fire in the area. No injuries were reported.