Arson Suspects Refuse To Tell Police Why They Allegedly Set Fire To Railroad Ties
LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)- Two arson suspects have refused to tell police why they allegedly set fire to railroad ties in Longmont on Wednesday night.
The fire broke out about 8 p.m. Wednesday near 1st Ave. and Martin Street, just east of the City of Longmont waste water treatment plant. It was still burning on Thursday morning.
Police arrested August Adams, 18, and Robert Fitzpatrick, 22, after a witness identified them as the ones who started the fire.
They have been charged with second-degree arson. Detectives are trying to figure out why they may have set the fire.
No structures were in damaged. About 300 homes and businesses were without power for a couple of hours after the fire destroyed a major power line.