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Colorado Springs firefighters find vehicle ablaze in field

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A plume of smoke brought Colorado Springs firefighters to a field near Delta Drive and Hancock Expressway Thursday afternoon, but it wasn't a grass fire.

Firefighters found a white van consumed by flames, and they quickly got to work to extinguish them. The field is near the 2700 block of S. Academy Boulevard.

No injuries have been reported, and it's not yet clear what started the fire or why the van was in the field.

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  1. Looking at the photos, this could have been a homeless camp setup. Is it possible that with it being so cold, that they had a fire going to keep warm in the van, and it just simply got out of control?

  2. I feel for them; but I have rarely seen a ‘homeless camp’ that is not surrounded by trash. If they can bring it in; they should be able to carry it out. By trash I mean trash. Food wrappers, packaging, plastic bottles, cans, Trash. Trash; is not belongings. Trash, is trash.

    And they will chop, and burn; everything around them. Tough luck Colorado Wildlife! Good bye birds, ground lizards, beetles, and every thing else in the vicinity.

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