Nearly three months later, the fire at the Colorado Springs Airport has been ruled accidental.
Investigators say a construction crew working on the roof started it. They were using propane torches to apply tar and the roof caught fire.
With heightened security at airports worldwide, the fire department says this investigation needed the extra time.
“That’s why it takes longer than a typical we figure it was a cigarette and it burned up the side of the house. This is something that is on the mind of people in our country and around the world. So it’s important and make sure there is no investigation or criminal act,” CSFD Capt. Brian Vaughan said.
Repairs are expected to be finished in time for the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend. The repairs were expected to cost $5.6 million dollars. CSFD firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at the Colorado Springs Airport overnight. Photo from KKTV.