2 men guilty of arson in Cold Springs Fire that burned 8 homes

9NEWS at 9 p.m. 11/4/16.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Two men have pleaded guilty to starting a July wildfire that destroyed eight homes near Boulder has been sentenced to three years of probation.

The Daily Camera reports 28-year-old Jimmy Andrew Suggs and 26-year-old Zackary Ryan Kuykendall pleaded guilty Friday to felony arson stemming from the fire in Nederland, where they had been camping over several days.

Officials say the two men from Vinemont, Alabama used only rocks to extinguish their campfire.

The fire flared up and spread across more than 500 acres.

Prosecutors dropped trespassing and lesser arson charges, as well as a weapons charge against Suggs. The men are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18.

A woman who was camping with them, 21-year-old Elizabeth Burdeshaw, pleaded guilty to trespassing Tuesday and was sentenced to three years of probation.

© 2017 Associated Press


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