EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The Regional Explosive Unit (REU) and the Manitou Springs Police Department have worked together to ensure a thorough investigation into the Incline Fire.
49-year-old Scott Tincher learned he was a person of interest in the Incline Fire on Saturday, October 17 and he walked into the Police Operations Center to provide a voluntary statement, according to Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
Both agencies are still jointly working together to determine if the fire is considered a criminal act. No charges have been made at this time.
On October 8, around 4:45 p.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) received a call of a fire on the lower part of Barr Trail near the Manitou Incline. Multiple agencies from the federal, state, and local level have provided assistance in extinguishing the fire.
If anyone has any information about the Incline Fire, please call the tip line at (719) 520-6666, or to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP (7867).