COLORADO SPRINGS — Authorities in Colorado Springs are investigating arson and homicide after one person was found dead Monday night following a house fire. 

The victim in the house fire is 74-year-old Theresa Graham of Colorado Springs. While the Coroner’s Office will make the official cause and manner of death determination, this death is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a fire at 22 Cheyenne Boulevard after reports of heavy smoke conditions at a single-family home around 5:40 p.m.

CSFD then tweeted the fire was under control.

Shortly after, the Colorado Springs Police Department said a body was found at the scene and had the Arson and Homicide units respond.

Police say when extinguishing the flames, firefighters located a deceased person close to the residence. CSPD responded and searched the area, determining no one else was in or near the area.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, and this is the 16th homicide investigation in 2021. The CSPD investigated 18 homicides at this time last year.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000.