Arson suspected in overnight house fire in Green Valley Ranch that left five people dead

The fire department is working with Denver police to investigate the incident.

Denver Fire crews put out a fire at 5312 N. Truckee St. in Green Valley Ranch.

Denver Fire crews put out a fire at 5312 N. Truckee St. in Green Valley Ranch.

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Denver police suspect arson in a fire overnight on Wednesday in Green Valley Ranch that left five people dead, according to the Denver police spokesperson Sonny Jackson

Jackson said the department is working with Denver Fire Department to investigate the fire. Jackson said that based on the evidence, “they are suspicious that it could potentially be arson,

“And if that’s the case, then we’re looking at a homicide,” Jackson said.

Denver Fire spokesperson Captain Greg Pixley said three adults, an adolescent and a toddler were found dead at 5312 N. Truckee St. Pixley said the city had not had a fire this deadly in “a long time.”

A tweet from the fire department said the fire was initially reported at about 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The fire department said the 911 call came from 5302 N. Truckee.

Both Jackson and Pixley said fire investigators will be working with Denver’s homicide unit to investigate the fire. Pixley said this is a common protocol for fires involving loss of life. Pixley couldn’t comment on whether the fire was intentionally set, citing the ongoing investigation.

Correction: This story has been updated with the correct address of where the fire took place.

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