Mar 29, 2014 11:47 PM by Monica Gouty
Colorado Springs Police say one man has been charged with arson following a fire that was intentionally started in the 3500 block of Lenoso Terrace, near Academy and Chelton. Officers say 52-year-old Mark LaPierre lit a paper product on fire and dropped it in the grass outside the home, because of today's dry, windy conditions the flames quickly caught and spread. The Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire and contained the burn area to about 150 square feet.
Following an investigation police arrested LaPierre and charged him with felony arson as well as misdemeanor child abuse charges.