Colorado Springs Police Arrest Alleged Firefighter Impersonator

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Kip Andy Petersen (credit: Colorado Springs Police)

Kip Andy Petersen (credit: Colorado Springs Police)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Springs police have identified a man they say was pretending to be a firefighter at the Waldo Canyon Fire.

They say Kip Andy Petersen, 53, was wearing firefighting gear in Rockrimmon — an evacuated area — last week.

Peterson has bonded out of jail.

Petersen is the second man arrested for allegedly impersonating a firefighter on Colorado’s wildfire lines. Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael Maher behind the fire lines of the High Park Fire after National Guardsmen became suspicious of him.

Maher also faces charges in Jefferson County for impersonating a firefighter during the Lower North Fork Fire.

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