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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.

CHAPARRAL FIRE
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

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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CHAPARRAL FIRE
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

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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CHAPARRAL FIRE
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

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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CHAPARRAL FIRE
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

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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CHAPARRAL FIRE
A Colorado Springs firefighter walks back to the truck with a ladder while on scene at 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

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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CHAPARRAL FIRE
Colorado Springs firefighters put a ladder back in the truck while on scene at 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

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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CHAPARRAL FIRE
Property manager Bonnie Berger-May, left, reacts as she looks at the damage to the house she manages with neighbor Virginia Chloupek, right, as Colorado Springs firefighters respond to 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

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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HILL PARK FIRE
A man carries two kids away from the scene where Colorado Springs firefighters rescued two people out of a room at the Hill Park Apartment Complex Friday, November 8, 2013 after a mattress caught fire. Both people were transported to the hospital where a five-year-old victim was declared dead. The other victim, a woman, is still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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HILL PARK FIRE
A police officer talks to Colorado Springs firefighters outside the Hill Park Apartment Complex Friday, November 8, 2013 where firefighters rescued two people out of a room where a mattress caught fire. Both people were transported to the hospital where a five-year-old victim was declared dead. The other victim, a woman, is still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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HILL PARK FIRE
Colorado Springs firefighters carry hoses back to the truck after rescuing two people out of a room at the Hill Park Apartment Complex Friday, November 8, 2013 after a mattress caught fire. Both people were transported to the hospital where a five-year-old victim was declared dead. The other victim, a woman, is still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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HILL PARK FIRE
Colorado Springs firefighters roll up hoses after rescuing two people out of a room at the Hill Park Apartment Complex Friday, November 8, 2013 after a mattress caught fire. Both people were transported to the hospital where a five-year-old victim was declared dead. The other victim, a woman, is still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters begin to break down after working to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Empty beer cans are seen as Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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STRUCTURE FIRE KKN 20131108
Colorado Springs Fire Fighters work to contain a structure fire that engulfed a house along Chaparral Road in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday, November 8, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

Kent Nishimura

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One of two fires in Monument, Colo. Friday, November 8, 2013. Matt Steiner, The Gazette

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