Unoccupied residence fire cause suspicious

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MONTE VISTA—On Monday, July 24 at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Monte Vista Police and Fire Department were dispatched to the 700 block of Jackson St. in reference to an unoccupied structure fire. Damages to property indicate the fire started on the lower floor and made its way to the second floor through the staircase. At this time, the cause of the fire is undetermined, however witnesses informed authorities of young children fleeing the structure prior to the fire. Due to the age of the building, MVFD reported the cost of damages was difficult to estimate but stated although the cause was suspicious, there were no injuries incurred. If anyone has information on this incident, please call the Monte Vista Police Department at 719-852-5111 or 719-852-6161.

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