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Second suspect pleads guilty for role in starting High Chateau Fire

Posted at 7:53 PM, Dec 03, 2018

TELLER COUNTY – David Renfrow pleaded guilty Monday for his role in starting the High Chateau Fire last June in Teller County.

Renfrow pleaded guilty to “firing woods or prairie,” which is a class 6 felony. Last month, Kegan Owens also pleaded guilty for his role in starting the fire.

Sentencing for both men is set for Feb. 4.

Investigators said the two men and a 17-year-old girl lit an illegal campfire during Stage Two Fire Restrictions. The group told officials they left the area when they were spooked by a bear. They said they thought the fire was out before they left.

The High Chateau fire burned more than 1,400 acres and destroyed eight homes and several other outbuildings.