Vinemont men charged with arson in connection to massive Colorado wildfire


Jimmy Andrew Suggs, 28, and Zackary Ryan Kuykendall, 26, have been charged with fourth-degree Arson for allegedly starting a wildfire in Boulder that crews were struggling to get under control Monday, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's office. The two men, along with a female friend, were camping on private property and had established a campfire overnight Thursday into Friday morning.

Crews hoped for better conditions Monday, but low humidity and erratic winds were predicted, according to a post from the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.Caption + Flathead Hot Shots firefighters Danny Bondurant, left, and Pat McChesney prepare their chainsaws before heading in to battle the Cold Springs Wildfire on Monday, July 11, 2016, near Nederland, Colo. Fire authorities are warning that shifting high winds and high temperatures could put homes in danger.

Crews have not seen as much smoke in the past 24 hours, so they're hopeful that is a good sign.

The fire began about 1:45 p.m. Saturday from what officials say was a poorly extinguished campfire.

An unauthorized drone over a southern Utah wildfire was spotted by crews for the fifth time since it ignited almost a month ago, stirring fears that firefighting aircraft could be at risk of a collision.

'The investigation into the Cold Springs Fire is ongoing, although additional arrests are not anticipated, ' he said.

During the High Park firefighting mission in 2012, the CONG dropped more than 50,000 gallons of water on the fire.

Winds, which were gusty and erratic on Monday, are expected to be lower today with speeds between about 6 and 12 miles per hour. It's unclear if the same unmanned aircraft has been flying over the fire in all five incidents over the past month.

New evacuation orders have been issued for south and southeast of Barker Reservoir off Boulder Canyon Road, CBS News reports. These homes each included one outbuilding each that was also destroyed for a total of six destroyed structures.

The Foothills United Way has set up an online fund that they say will be distributed by the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services to fire-impacted residents. Officials say that fire isn't expected to be contained until late October.



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