NEDERLAND, Colo. – Two men accused of igniting a Colorado wildfire that has forced the evacuation of 2,000 people talked to a reporter about the blaze before they were arrested.
Authorities say 28-year-old Jimmy Andrew Suggs and 26-year-old Zackary Ryan Kuykendall from Vinemont, Alabama, didn't properly extinguish a campfire, causing flames to flare up and spread in hot, windy weather Saturday. They were arrested Sunday at an evacuation shelter.
The pair and a woman camping with them told the Daily Camera newspaper of Boulder (http://tinyurl.com/j85uft9 ) that they saw the fire soon after it started. Suggs says they had "never seen anything like it."
The fire has burned about a square mile in the foothills roughly 20 miles west of Boulder and has destroyed three homes. Gusty winds threaten to fan the flames Monday.