UPDATE: “After an extensive investigation to determine the cause of the fire at 3831 N. Cascade, the only ignition source our fire investigators are not able to rule out is the improper disposal of smoking materials. As a result, this fire will be ruled as accidental,” according to CSFD.
One deceased individual was located inside the mobile home where the fire was believed to have originated. That individual’s identity, as well as the official determination of the cause and manner of death, will be determined by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.
This is still an active investigation by both the CSFD and CSPD.
Initial information from evacuees was that there was one victim of the fire prior to firefighters and officers arriving on scene. CSFD remained at the location ensuring the fire was completely out until 3:30 p.m. Once the fire was completely out, members of CSPD Violent Crimes section responded and worked in cooperation with CSFD Fire Marshals to investigate what happened.
UPDATE: CSPD has confirmed one person died as a result of the Skylark Mobile Home Park fire on Thursday. According to the El Paso County Coroner’s Officer, that person was a woman, though they have not released her name.
UPDATE: Per the Colorado Springs Police Department, the evacuation for Skylark Mobile Home Park remains in effect at least overnight.
The evacuation center for Skylark Mobile Home Park Fire evacuees is Grace Baptist Church, 3500 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO
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UPDATE: In an update on Thursday afternoon, CSFD confirmed eight mobile homes are “a total loss” due to a fire.
They said they do not know a cause on this fire nor have they pinpointed where it originated. CSFD said the fire is totally contained as of 2:30 p.m. Crews will remain in the area to monitor for hotspots, no word on when people will be allowed back in to the mobile home park.
COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department has issued an evacuation order for people who live in the Skylark Mobile Home Park at 3831 Cascade Avenue.
“Everyone in this area is ordered to evacuate immediately,” CSFD said in an alert on Thursday.
Evacuees are being sent to Grace Baptist Church (3500 N Nevada).
There is a separate evacuation happening now on the city’s east side, also due to a grassfire.
This article will be updated.