NEDERLAND, Colo. (AP) — Five homes have been destroyed by a Colorado wildfire that authorities say two transient men accidentally started.
Officials said Monday that two more houses burned. Three homes were confirmed lost Sunday near the mountain town of Nederland, roughly 20 miles west of Boulder.
Court documents say 28-year-old Jimmy Andrew Suggs of Vinemont, Alabama, told investigators that he and Zack Ryan Kuykendall didn’t put dirt on their campfire to extinguish it, just rocks.
They were arrested Sunday at a shelter for people evacuated by the fire, which has burned about a square mile.
Some residents have lashed out at Suggs on a Facebook page that appears to be his and expressed frustration with people living in campsites in the area.
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