Exact causes of 3 Colorado fires remain undetermined

Posted at 11:16 AM, Aug 03, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters say they have not determined the official causes of three fires that started earlier this year in Durango.

The Durango Herald reported Wednesday Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks says he would consider all three fires "significant" and he wants to make sure the firefighters "get everything right."

Firefighters have been working with the Durango Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine the causes of the blazes.

An accelerant-sniffing dog was used in the investigation of one May 21 fire, and the ATF offered a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest for the fire.

Kevin Abeyta died in a fire started June 14 after running back inside to save a mother and child.