Jul 26, 2010 12:56 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

2 Colorado Springs fires caused by careless smoking

Two fires in Colorado Springs over the weekend caused heavy damage, and injured residents and a firefighter--both have been blamed on careless smoking.

A fire at the Colony Hills Apartments injured three residents and a firefighter. It also damaged 13 apartments.  The Colorado Springs Fire Department says the fire caused $300,000 in damage.

When firefighters arrived at a fire on Frost Dr., the residents were asleep. Firefighters quickly got them out. Non one was injured. The damage estimate for that fire is set at $50,000.


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