Monday, August 11, 2014
(El Paso Co., CO) -- An investigation is underway after a four-alarm fire at a paintball business in the Colorado Springs area. Dozens of firefighters battled the flames at Valken Sports yesterday. The location a few miles north of Peterson Air Force Base is used as a sales facility for paintball and airsoft guns. Cimarron Hills Fire officials say there were canisters exploding while crews worked to put out the flames. Compressed gas is stored on the site in small quantities. One person was initially trapped by the fire, but was able to get out, and no injuries were reported. Fire crews are expected to remain on the scene until some time today.