Why We Search:Boarded Up In Colorado Springs

Cold weather is coming

In Colorado Springs, smoke was noticed coming from a downtown abandoned building. The incident led a local news station to look closer at fire set by transients, squatters and vagrants and the problem caused when fires are set for warmth.

“An abandoned building on Cimino Drive was secured just last week, but people seeking shelter still found their way in.”

Well, color me surprised.

Read more about vacant, abandoned building fires on "Why We Search".


Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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