5 SW Colorado fires may have been intentionally set

If you know anything, get in contact with the San Miguel Sheriff's Office.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY - Deputies believe a series of wildfires that broke out in southwestern Colorado Thursday may have been set on purpose.

The five wildfires are near Redvale, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said. They were all contained by around 1 p.m. No one was injured. 

Multiple agencies, including federal authorities and the Norwood, Ednar and Montrose City Fire Departments, responded to the fires.

Deputies are looking for an older, two-tone Chevrolet Suburban with a silver stripe that was seen taking Highway 141 to Highway 145. They believe that car is being driven by a person of interest in the blazes, who was described only as a “heavyset white man.”

He was spotted in the Broad Canyon area between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911. 

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