During a press conference Wednesday afternoon officials confirmed that they believe there is serial arsonist on the loose. Officials also released surveillance video the suspected arsonist starting a fire.
Authorities believe the arsonist is responsible for 16 fires this year alone in the downtown Grand Junction Area. They say he targets garages, porches, vehicles and sheds.
They say the most recent fire happened early Wednesday morning in the 1300 Block of Bunting.
An Arson Task Force made up of fire and police officials has been formed and an Arson Hotline has been set up. The number for the hotline is 244-3777. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.