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Custer County resident charged with 4th degree arson after dumping ashes

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Posted at 9:27 PM, Mar 31, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-01 21:17:13-04

CUSTER COUNTY, Colorado — A person has been charged with 4th degree arson after dumping ashes from their fireplace, according to the Custer County Sheriff's Office.

A small wildfire broke out around 11 a.m. near Custer County Rd. 182, north of Westcliffe.

While Custer County is not currently under a fire ban, the sheriff's office reminds you that you can evacuate anytime if you feel that you and your family are at risk.

For more information on wildfire safety, visit the Red Cross Website.

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