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Craig mother charged in son’s Christmas Eve fire death
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Courtesy photo Vanessa Jenkins The mother of the boy who died in a tragic Christmas Eve fire in Craig is potentially facing up to 12 years behind bars after prosecutors accused her of the criminally negligent death of her child, 3-year-old Lane Ernest Cullen. According to arrest records, 26-year-old Vanessa Allison Jenkins was arrested April […]

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One dead, another injured in house fire and explosion near Grand Lake
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Grand County Sheriff's Office A house on fire after an explosion near Grand Lake. One person died and another was injured in the incident on March 24, 2019. One person died and another was hospitalized in a structure fire and explosion early Sunday morning near Grand Lake, authorities said. The Grand Lake Sheriff’s Office said […]

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Woman dies after Greeley house fire Saturday morning
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A Greeley woman died Saturday morning after injuries sustained during a house fire, authorities said. At about 2:15 a.m., the Greeley fire and police departments responded to reports of a fire and possibly a person inside yelling for help in the 2000 block of 5th Avenue, according to a news release. When fire fighters entered the […]

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Denver police take suspect into custody following standoff after two officers shot and fire breaks out near Sixth and Inca
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Denver police responded to a shooting in the 600 block of Inca Street and engaged in an hours-long standoff with a “possibly barricaded” suspect that included the use of chemical agents and a house fire until taking that person into custody around 6 p.m. Sunday. Police said two male officers were shot prior to the […]

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Teen allegedly sets fire in boys restroom at Colorado Springs high school; classes canceled
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A teenager was arrested Wednesday by Colorado Springs police for allegedly starting a fire in a restroom at Sand Creek High School. No one was injured in the incident, but Falcon School District 49 canceled classes at the school, according to police. Fire alarms at the school were triggered about 10:30 a.m., and Ryan Jacobsen, the school […]

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Three 11-year-olds suspected of setting fire near Longmont lake expected to face arson charges
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Three children suspected of setting a fire that burned 1.5 acres near a Longmont lake Sunday are expected to face fourth-degree arson charges for causing the blaze. Longmont fire crews received reports of the fire on the east side of McIntosh Lake just before 4:15 p.m. Sunday and found cattails on fire near a parking […]

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Commerce City police transports man after he has “mental health crisis,” starts fire inside home
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An adult male, described as having a mental health crisis, was transported to a local hospital Saturday morning after he started a small fire inside a home at 16381 East 10th Place in Commerce City. Police responded to reports of a disturbance at the residence and found the man damaging property inside the home, police […]

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Suspect turns himself in after allegedly threatening residents, starting fire in Englewood
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A man who was wanted after allegedly menacing residents with a knife and starting a fire near a home on Friday turned himself in a day later thanks to the use of social media, a spokesperson for the Englewood Police Department said Sunday. Investigators say Gerrick Wood, 26, reportedly went into a home in the area of […]

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Colorado wildfire update: Silver Creek fire may linger until first big snowstorm
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Although rain storms have depleted the energy out of the Silver Creek fire, hot spots will likely continue to smolder and torch trees until snow starts to fall, firefighters say. The wildfire burning in heavy timber about 16 miles northwest of Kremmling still contains a lot of heat. Firefighters will continue to use a helicopter […]

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As law-enforcement drones become more prevalent, Denver’s police and fire departments split on their use
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As a growing number of Colorado public safety agencies launch drones to help firefighting efforts, rescue lost hikers and take pictures of crime scenes, Denver’s police and fire departments are debating the merits of using unmanned aircraft. For now, the Denver Police Department has shelved a consumer-grade drone recently purchased for nearly $3,000 after the […]

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Lawyer fears that Lake Christine fire arson defendant will be scapegoat
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ASPEN, Colo. — A lawyer for one of two people charged with starting the Lake Christine wildfire says he’s worried that “mob rule” will lead to unfair treatment of his client. The Aspen Daily News reported Friday that attorney Stan Garnett is concerned that residents are looking for a scapegoat for the fire near Basalt […]

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Woman faces arson charges over Civic Center Park fire that burned “Tree of Transformation” artwork
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Denver Fire Department investigators have arrested a woman in connection with a fire set in Civic Center park Wednesday morning that damaged an interactive art installation. Amanda Marie Failla, 28, was picked up by Denver Police Department officers after they recognized her near the park Wednesday evening, according to a news release. Amanda Marie Failla […]

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Arvada man sentenced to life for death of girlfriend who he doused with gas, lit on fire
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A 34-year-old Arvada man, who doused his girlfriend with gasoline and lit her on fire in front of her children at a remote backcountry campsite, has been sentenced to life in prison. John Vasquez was sentenced Tuesday in Georgetown for the heinous murder of Christina Archuleta-Blasier, according to the Clear Creek County District Attorney’s Office. Vasquez […]

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Man arrested on arson charges for Lakewood barn fire that killed six horses and a dog
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A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an arson where a burning barn killed six horses and a dog. Provided by Lakewood Police Department Earnest Maynes. Earnest Sunday Maynes is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on three counts of first-degree arson, five counts of second-degree arson, criminal mischief and six counts […]

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