Man accused of setting woman on fire in Colorado Springs arrested

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The man wanted for allegedly setting his wife and her teenage family member on fire has been taken into custody, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Consepcion Rascon Jr. , 36, is facing two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree arson, child abuse and domestic violence from the incident that happened about 5 p.m. Sunday.

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

Two family members were hurt, an adult woman identified as Monica Rascon and a 14-year-old girl.

Deputies believe Consepcion Rascon poured accelerant on Monica Rascon and lit her on fire, causing severe burns. The teenager was burned while trying to put out the fire. Both females were taken to a hospital.

The sheriff’s office did not say where Consepcion Rason was found, just that he had been arrested and was in jail.