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Fires claim lives, structures around Colorado Springs

Two separate house fires claimed the life of one 5-year-old boy and sent three others to the hospital Friday, November 8, 2013. Another unrelated fire destroyed a barn in Monument.

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Colorado Springs firefighters put water on a two-alarm fire at 4797 Chaparral Road Friday, November 8, 2013. Two people escaped from the home with burns and singed hair after an explosion set the house ablaze. Both people were transported to the hospital. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Colorado Springs firefighters put water on a two-alarm fire at 4797 Chaparral Road Friday, November 8, 2013. Two people escaped from the home with burns and singed hair after an explosion set the house ablaze. Both people were transported to the hospital. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette