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El Paso County sheriff: Man threw accelerant, lit car on fire with 2 females inside

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Two females were hospitalized with burns from a vehicle fire after a domestic violence incident on Sunday night, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s and fire personnel were called to the 1300 block of Forrest Road, near Academy Boulevard and Interstate 25, about 5 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a vehicle completely engulfed in flames.

Two females were taken to a hospital. It’s not known if they were in the vehicle when it caught fire. The sheriff’s office did not release their conditions.

The sheriff’s office said the situation started as an argument between 36-year-old Concepcion Rascon Jr. and one of the women.

She was sitting in the vehicle with another female when Rascon threw an accelerant on the vehicle, started a fire and left the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Rascon for two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree arson, child abuse and domestic violence.

The names and ages of the two females were not released.

Anyone who sees Rascon or has information about the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 719-390-5555.