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All right -- -- site at the Colorado wildfire is an active crime scene ATF agents are helping local authorities investigate the cause of this fire.
ATF is usually called in -- arson is suspected.
This is a crime scene until proven otherwise.
And I am not gonna compromise the investigation or any evidence.
At the risk of letting people into these that is far expand it beyond just my arson investigator we have brought experts in to give us the greatest possible chance.
To not only determine the cause but whether there was criminal intent or not.
Of the fire is now more than 60% contained people there eager to return home to see.
I don't know information we -- we can get back -- you know what's -- what isn't.
You know real things we just want one thing to go home -- that we didn't know when we came in here and we're not getting that.
Surely frustrating even heartbreaking really so far the black forest fire has burned more than 151000 acres it equals 23 -- miles or roughly the same size.
As Manhattan in the Manhattan is the most destructive wildfire.
In Colorado State history to think about that it's a big one it's early in the season joining me now by phone -- As El Paso County -- across Colorado county I -- of -- from a key data and share we've seen you.
On the air few times talking about this fire why -- why now are we hearing more about arson -- he had -- any reason to believe that this fire was set.
-- we have no reason to believe that it's just part of the process of identifying the portable urgent and really trying to determine whether.
It -- has arson or whether it was intentional hear that stuff like that.
Get any persons of interest.
-- not at this point I mean we've gotten a lot of real positive trips were all about bonds.
We've got eyewitness account that it really comes down to a combination of what people say on the scientific evidence we can collect that broke the story what -- people see.
Are just different activity in the area -- says I'm not at the start of the smoke plume and and the information are providing air that can indicate what type of fuel where it was what time.
And combine that with what.
People in the area witnessed and then dirt track and hopefully down and talking to those people.
How do you even go about it and we mention that that fact the most destructive wildfire in the State's history had even gone ballots.
Starting at investigation -- -- fires still burning.
Well all we tried starting it dead at least locating the point of origin but it was still too hot for the first two days.
We were finally able to get a cool down -- that general area and to remove governor investigators then and now.
Buddhist cauldron for every eagle in a haystack -- a better term.
-- really -- down without fire began with the initial plane took off.
So we're still wondering about that what would be the motivation is there been anything that's come up among the conversation so far that have suggested some sort of motivation for starting -- -- Forest fire like this.
And -- Have been -- -- this suggests that there was.
Animosity anger others that are you know nothing like -- that we've come -- -- but we're just gonna continue moving forward and the evidence in the witness is still big -- felt better content of the picture and then battle dictate which direction we go.
Right away for more information on that in the meantime we said that the fires more than.
60% contained can you give us an update about where the fire stands now.
What about home is being threat and kind of how are you seeing this fire is you start off another week.
Typically start up this week much better than we did last week I expected impediment to jump but again the firefighter had a good night we had a little moisture.
I don't know what he's still very state that the homes we've been able to -- they were able to protect.
And we've been able to hold the line and so we're clothing very quickly gotten.
Containment but it but larger.
A lot of homes built with any -- So there's been a lot of structure protection efforts as well as though what they've both do it my -- up -- that was really.
-- -- -- -- And even working around the clock giving your team sheriff it's gravy to join us today give us the update we wish you the best of luck and we'll continue to -- To watch the story at a Colorado thank you so much for the time today.
I think you've forgotten and we appreciate all what we've -- from around the country yes sir thank you so much.
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