With five active wildfires in Colorado totaling close to 100,000 acres and fire conditions extreme, you’d think everyone in the state would be observing precautions. But there’s always a nut out there somewhere, isn’t there? Just 15 miles from the Springer fire, deputies are seeking an arsonist, one who set 10 fires in 3 days, 7 of them within a 2-hour period. All the fires were reported and quickly controlled by area residents, but it’s incredibly depressing to think that with thousands of people out of their homes and thousands of firefighters risking their lives to fight these fires, there’s one among us getting his kicks by starting more fires.
Update, Saturday, June 23: Twenty arson fires reportedly set in the last 5 days.