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.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Jeff on Apr 8, 2008 at 10:19 AM
    Do you think the bridge will be rebuilt?
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17383799 -
Gray Television, Inc.