Authorities Arrest Suspect in Roatcap Fire Near Cortez

Oct 25th @ 5:38 pm in News by Scott Staley

Fire crews are continuing to  battle a blaze in Montezuma County that is threatening close to 100 homes.  Authorities are now saying that the Roatcap fire has spread from trash burning on private land to over 100 acres thanks to yesterday’s blustery winds.  And while crews are battling the blaze authorities arrest a suspect responsible for that fire.  Shortly after it started Montezuma County Sheriff’s office had an arrest warrant out for that person of interest. That individual is now in custody on a $3 thousand bond and is being charged with 4th Degree arson which is a Class 4 Felony.