COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man set fire to a church at the Broadmoor hotel on Saturday morning, damaging the roof and electrical system, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said.
The fire broke out around 11:20 a.m. when some cardboard recycling by a rear door was set on fire. Flames spread to the roof of an alcove above the rear door.
About a dozen people were inside the church at the time, officials said.
First responders were able to quickly get the fire under control though the building suffered heavy damage to the roof and electrical system.
Officers and arson investigators believe the man arrested, Derric Cooper, started the fire to keep warm. There were no injuries.