Man identified in deadly house fire in Security

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One person and two pets were killed in a house fire in Security early Monday morning. / Shawn Shanle - FOX21 News

One person and two pets were killed in a house fire in Security early Monday morning. / Shawn Shanle – FOX21 News

This article has been updated.

SECURITY, Colo. — One person and two pets were killed in a house fire in Security early Monday morning, according to the Security Fire Department.

The fire started around 2 a.m. at a home on Watson Boulevard near Venetucci Elementary School. Firefighters said it took them a couple of hours to put the fire out.

One person and two pets were found dead inside the home. The man has been identified as Eric O’Brien, age 34.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

The Security Fire Department reached out to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division for assistance with this investigation.

The cause and manner of death will be released by the Coroner’s Office once they have enough information to make a determination.

This is an active investigation all updates will be released as the investigation allows.

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