Christmas fire that killed 2 in Pueblo still under investigation

Investigation into the Christmas morning fire that killed a woman and her 3-year-old son is ongoing, according to Pueblo police. 

Investigators on Monday morning said the fire was determined to have been started near a small table in front of the refrigerator in the kitchen.

Days after the fire, investigators said the fire was started with an ‘unknown flammable substance.’

Through lab results, investigators said they hope to find out what that substance was. Those results are still pending and could take several more weeks, police said.

The cause of the fire remains classified as undetermined.

It happened at about 4:30 Christmas morning at a three-unit apartment complex in the 300 block of East Evans.

When firefighters arrived, they found the complex fully engulfed. The fire was contained by 5:45.

Occupants from two of the apartments escaped safely. A family of four lived in the third unit. The mother and child died while another child and grandmother escaped.

Police said a firefighter was also injured.

Arson was quickly ruled out as a cause for the fire. Police said the fire was possibly started because drugs may have been made or used in the apartment.

Investigation into this deadly fire is ongoing, police said.

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