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Fire burned at Colorado Springs motel where officers killed a man

March 13, 2018 Updated: March 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm
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An electrical malfunction sparked a fire at the TravelStar Inn & Suites early Sunday, Colorado Springs fire investigators determined. (KKTV photo)

An electrical malfunction sparked a fire at the TravelStar Inn & Suites early Sunday, Colorado Springs fire investigators determined.

The fire ignited about 36 hours before police shot and killed a man at the TravelStar after an hours-long standoff.

Firefighters arrived about 5:30 a.m. Sunday at the motel, 1703 S. Nevada Ave., and found smoke and flames pouring from the roof. They confined the blaze to the attic above room 209.

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