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Person of interest detained in connection with several small fires at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Apr 04, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-05 00:12:06-04

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A person of interest was detained late Thursday afternoon in connection with several small fires that ignited at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood as warm and dry weather conditions raised the fire risk for much of the Denver metro area.

West Metro Fire Rescue officials said golfers noticed several small smoke plumes around 3 p.m. The fires were set in open spaces and in wooded areas around golf cart paths, according to fire officials.

Firefighters worked quickly and were able to keep the slow-moving flames from directly impacting structures, WMFR said.

The fires burned about five acres in total, with two of the fires measuring an acre and a half in size, according to WMFR. The largest fire was on the east side of Bear Creek Lake Park, fire officials said, adding that firefighters would patrol the area overnight to check for any "heat" ahead of windy weather Friday.

A person was detained and is expected to face arson and assault charges, according to WMFR.

The fires at the golf course were the second set of small fires reported Thursday in the Denver metro area. Earlier Thursday, a suspect was arrested on suspicion of starting of starting two small fires near homes in the area of South Broadway just north of Highlands Ranch Parkway in Douglas County.

Person of interest detained after small fires ignite at Fox Hollow Golf Course

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