Alert to all TW members who wheel in Teller County ... We have a serial arsonist (or arsonists) running around the county. He/she set 9 firest between Monday and Wednesday (7 of them in a 2 hour period Wednesday) and another 3 known today.
They are all over the county including Cedar Mountain Road north of Divide, several along Trout Creek Road, Rainbow Valley (the one between Divide and Cripple Creek) on Oil Creek Drive, Forest Service Road 339 north of Woodland Park behind the golf course, behind Walmart off of Old Crystola Road ... all over the place. And they don't have a single lead. Fortunately, they've been able to get all fires under control before any burned more than 1/4 acre. With it as dry as it now is (Stage 2 Ban county wide), the Springer Fire outside of Lake George (also human caused ... recreational shooting at some kind of explosive target), the Weber Fire and Arkansas Fires just before that, people are really on edge up here.
The only thing I have heard as to method is someone told my wife they heard they're tearing pages of a book out, lighting them on fire, and tossing them out the window. Don't know how accurate that is or not.
If you see anything suspicious, note any descriptive information you can, and call 911. Let's get this bastard before arson becomes murder.