COLORADO SPRING, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) and Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) are investigating an apartment fire that killed one person and injured another.
UPDATE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10: The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified Sunday’s victim as 66-year-old Ronald Turner of Colorado Springs.
According to CSPD, Turner’s death is the 36th homicide investigation in Colorado Springs in 2021. The Colorado Springs Police Department investigated 34 homicides at this time last year.
UPDATE Monday, Nov. 8: The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Trey Dove. He was arrested for 1st-degree Murder and 1st-Degree Arson, for intentionally starting the fire, according to CSPD.
The man who jumped from the 3rd story of the building died at the scene.
UPDATE 10:02 p.m.: CSFD says one person was taken into custody for questioning.
The Red Cross is assisting people who were displaced from the fire. CSFD is unsure how many people cannot go home at the time of this posting but estimates there are around 20 units in the building.
ORIGINAL: CSFD first reported the fire just before 7:30 Sunday evening at the Enfield Apartments near the intersection of Fillmore St. and Hancock Ave. Officials say the apartment unit has “extensive damage.”
CSFD told FOX21 the fire was contained to one unit.
In addition to the one person who died, another person was treated for smoke inhalation.
The investigation has been handed over to the Colorado Springs Police Major Crimes unit. CSFD fire investigators will be assisting.