Investigators: Grand Junction boy Started Fire that Destroyed Dewey Bridge

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Salt Lake City (AP) A 92-year-old wooden suspension bridge across the Colorado river near Moab, Utah, has been destroyed by a fire that began with a boy playing with matches he found.

Grand County Sheriff Jim Nyland says Dewey bridge was in the path of a fire that crawled up the riverbank yesterday from a campground about a quarter-mile away.

He says a 6-year-old boy camping with his parents had gone down to the river and started a brush fire with matches. The family is from Grand Junction, Colorado. No names were released.

A strong breeze spread the flames over ten acres. Campers were evacuated but no one was injured.

County and federal authorities are investigating for possible charges.

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