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Man accused of intentionally setting fire to home after argument

Fredrick Faerron-Crocket, 52, was arrested on suspicion of arson and menacing in Boulder County.

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A Boulder County man was arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a home following an argument with another resident early Tuesday, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office (BCSO).

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Fredrick Faerron-Crocket, 52, was arrested by BCSO deputies and booked on suspicion of:

  • First-degree arson
  • Second-degree arson
  • Felony menacing
  • Felony criminal mischief

Shortly after midnight on Feb. 2, the Boulder County Communications Center received a 911 call from a resident about a fire in the 1300 block of Tipperary Street in unincorporated Boulder County.

According to BCSO, the fire was started by a resident at the property and quickly grew out of control, causing the fire to spread throughout the residence.

Numerous agencies responded, and all occupants and pets were evacuated safely.

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Due to a quick response, firefighters gained control of the fire that had started to move into the home's walls, upper level and attic.

The home had significant damage but wasn't a total loss, according to BCSO. The American Red Cross provided the victims with hotel lodging. BCSO was investigating the fire, and detectives were working on a search warrant for the home that they expected to execute later Tuesday.

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