DIVIDE, Colo. (CBS4)– A small southern Colorado town is on alert after reports of an arsonist setting fires in the area.

Investigators said someone lit seven fires in less than two hours on Wednesday. Experts said the fires were set in the town of Divide, west of Woodland Park. They suspect one or two people have been setting the fires.

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone to call right away if they see anything suspicious around the county.

“It’s very concerning with the conditions in the light of what we are dealing with in Park County and what’s happening in northern Colorado, said Mike Ensminger, Teller County Sheriff.

“This is something that we have a hard time swallowing when we have people out there who potentially could be starting these things.”

Rapid response from vigilant neighbors and firefighters kept all of the fires from becoming destructive.


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