No Cause Identified for Black Forest (CO) Fire

Investigators in the Black Forest (CO) fire have narrowed down the point of origin to a wooded area, but still do not know the cause of the fire that began June 11 and destroyed more than 500 homes, reports The Denver Post.

With “a high degree of certainty,” the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department has ruled out natural causes, such as lightning, according to a news release.

No obvious signs of an accelerant have been discovered, although it is not being completely ruled out. The area of origin cannot be revealed while the investigation continues, the release said.

The U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Aurora Fire Department have been helping gather evidence through conducting interviews and carrying out several search warrants.

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