PUEBLO, Colo. Pueblo Police say arson is the result of a fire investigation at an two story abandoned building. Pueblo Fire responded to a fire at 415 N Fountain around 12:50 a.m., Monday.
Police say 35 year-old Ricky Valdez was resuced from that fire out a second story window. When Valdez reached the ground, Police say he took off running. Valdez was taken to the hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation.
11 News learned that Valdez has a $2500 warrant for previous charges. The District Attorney’s Office will decide whether to file trespassing and arson charges.
Pueblo Police are investigating how an overnight fire at an abandoned building started.
Curt Isakson is a 35 year veteran of the fire service. Curt is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue. Previously worked 9 years with the Pensacola Fire Department where he was assigned as the Company Officer on Rescue 31. Curt’s fire service experiences started at a young age as a Junior firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain. He has worked in volunteer, career, and combination departments.
Curt has held all ranks up to Battalion Chief and been assigned to operations, training, inspections, and was Chief of Special Operations for 7 years. Curt owns and operates County Fire Tactics that covers a very diverse range of fire service topics, as well as Firefighter Rescues, a site that documents rescues made by firefighters around the country.
He has annual contracts with numerous departments to provide standardized monthly training for these departments that respond daily together under an automatic aid agreement. Curt teaches nationally to include; FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Orlando Fire Conference, Atlanta Fire Conference, Bowling Green State University, and owns/operates the annual HROC, COBC, WOTF, CFT ODP on Pensacola Beach. He is a Florida Certified Fire Officer, Instructor, Inspector, Arson, and FLUSAR.
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