Investigators: Destructive Lakewood carport fire set by arsonist

Fire destroys cars, carport in Lakewood, Colo.

Fire destroys cars, carport in Lakewood, Colo.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Investigators confirmed Thursday that a destructive carport fire in Lakewood in October 2013 was indeed the work of an arsonist.

They say one man purposely set as many as three fires in the same area by using an accelerant.

Investigators say what they need now are witnesses. Some people living in the area say they still have trouble sleeping.

“I look out the window to see if I see flames,” says Amy Dennison, who had a car destroyed in the fire. “It’s kind of hard. I probably should have gotten some therapy for it.”

Police say the fires caused $250,000 damage and destroyed 16 vehicles.