Colorado: ATF agents start fire probe in Estes Park |

Colorado: ATF agents start fire probe in Estes Park

ESTES PARK, Colo. – Federal fire investigators have arrived in Estes Park to help figure out what caused a fire that gutted a historic building.

Members of the Department of Justice’s Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire and Explosives began their work Wednesday by cleaning out debris from the Park Theatre Mall.

The roof of the building collapsed in Monday’s fire so Estes Park town spokeswoman Suzy Blackhurst says it could be several days before it’s safe for investigators to enter.

The building dates to 1914 and originally served as a carriage house and livery. It later became a shopping center and was home to 12 stores before the fire.

The building is built over the Fall River so the town is also working to prevent debris from flowing into the water.

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