Man and child killed, toddler injured in Colorado Springs house fire

Police investigate a fire at a home on Cucharras Street Friday afternoon. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
Police investigate a fire at a home on Cucharras Street Friday afternoon. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man and a 6-year-old child were killed and a 2-year-old was injured in a house fire just east of downtown Colorado Springs Friday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the fire started around 2 p.m. Friday in a duplex on Cucharras Street near Prospect Street. The man died on the scene. The 6-year-old died at the hospital, according to police. The toddler is in critical condition at a Denver hospital.

The victims have been identified as Michael Ashley, 40, and Devyn Johnson, 6.

A woman and dog who were in the other half of the duplex were able to get out safely.

Police are investigating to determine if any criminal activity was involved.

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