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Two arson suspects arrested in Colorado wildfire

Campers from out of state

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(Courtesy Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

(LAKANA) – The Boulder County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men Sunday on suspicion of fourth-degree arson in connection with a Cold Springs wildfire.

The 600-acre fire near Cold Springs that has caused the evacuation of almost 2,000 people after the wildfire was initially reported Saturday, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management said.

Jimmy Andrew Suggs, 28, and Zackary Ryan Kuykendall, 26, of Vinemont, Alabama, were arrested at an evacuation site "for their role in the start of the Cold Springs Fire," the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office stated a female friend of the men said they were camping on private property and did not extinguish the campfire properly.

The female friend is not facing charges "as she did not have any involvement in creating, maintaining, or extinguishing the campfire," the Sheriff's Office said.