UPDATE: SATURDAY 04/29/2023 11:08 a.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CPSD) said a 42-year-old man was arrested for allegedly starting a fire at St. Francis Hospital, Friday evening on April 28.
Curtis Kinsey was taken into custody.
CSPD said the fire was quickly extinguished before it caused any major damage to the building. No people were injured as a result of the fire.
ORIGINAL STORY: CSFD responds to fire at old Saint Francis Hospital
FRIDAY 04/28/2023 6:40 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) responded to a fire at the old St. Francis Hospital on Friday evening, April 28.
CSFD tweeted just after 6:15 p.m. and said crews were responding to a working structure fire at 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, the former St. Francis Hospital building that closed in 2010.
CSFD said crews were able to get the fire under control quickly, and there were no injuries reported.
St. Francis Hospital on Pikes Peak Avenue opened in 1887 as Colorado Springs’ first hospital. It closed in 2010 following the opening of the St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen and Powers.
CSFD said an investigation will determine the cause of the fire.