Horizon Fire Causes Five Million in Damages
POSTED: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 1:48am
HORIZON CITY - A fire in Horizon City last month, caused $5,000,000 in damage.
That's the estimate from the El Paso County Fire Marshal's office.
As we reported, flames shot up at least 75 feet in the air on Madero Drive. The fire charred ten acres, but flames destroyed eight commercial buildings, two homes, 16 cars and killed one horse.
Today, we also found out that three firefighters came close to losing their lives in that fire.
Two men who were burning trash are accused of starting the blaze; both are facing arson charges.