PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw says deputies arrested 32-year-old Phillip Riker after they believe he started the 56 Fire on Saturday. The fire burned about 45 acres east of Jefferson in Park County.

(credit: USFS)

McGraw says Riker drove off the trail and started a campfire which got out of control. Investigators say Riker stayed at the scene and called 911 to report the fire.

Phillip Riker (credit: Park County)

No structures were threatened, nor were evacuations necessary.

Riker now faces charges of intentionally setting a wildfire, second degree arson, unlawful conduct on public property and driving under suspension.

He has since been released on bond.

Danielle Chavira