TELLURIDE – As its arson investigation continues, the Telluride Marshal’s Department is seeking information regarding the July 6 Shandoka Apartments transfer hut station fire that occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m.
Earlier that morning, at approximately 3 a.m. on the day of the fire, a pull-alarm in the Shandoka B building was activated that resulted in the evacuation of a number of apartments in the complex. The pull-alarm was determined to be a false alarm.
A man who spoke to a responding firefighter at the 3 a.m. alarm was also seen at the scene of the fire later that night. Investigators are seeking to identify and interview this man, described as a white male, approximately 5’7”, 160 lbs., with dark brown or black medium length hair, clean-shaven and in his late 20s. He was wearing dark baggy clothing, a grey backpack and a medium dark-colored ball cap.
The man was observed watching firefighting efforts with another male subject in front of the B Building, during the blaze.
Investigators ask that anyone with information contact the Telluride Marshal’s Department at 970/728-3818.
Persons with information wishing to remain anonymous may call the State of Colorado’s Arson Tip Line at 877/89-ARSON, and are eligible to receive up to $5,000 if information provided leads to an arrest/conviction.