Reservoir Road Fire: Man accused of s...

Reservoir Road Fire: Man accused of starting Reservoir Road Fire ch...

There are 12 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Sep 24, 2010, titled Reservoir Road Fire: Man accused of starting Reservoir Road Fire ch.... In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

A man accused of starting the Reservoir Road wildfire that destroyed two homes west of Loveland was charged with Arson Friday.

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Broomfield, CO

#1 Sep 24, 2010
Wow, talk about double standards. The firefighter gets off free after 7000 acres and over 130 homes burned to the ground, but the civilian that basically did the same thing gets charged after only 700 acres and 2 homes.

Denver, CO

#2 Sep 24, 2010
It is my opinion that the old fireman and his firemen pals had the time and opportunity to craft the circumstances of the fire in a favorable way to elude the presumption and proof of "reckless" behavior. I don't believe the story, but that is me. In my opinion, both were reckless and both should be charged with more than a 4th degree felony. It is amazing that an individual can be directly responsible, reckless or otherwise, for $225 million (so far) in property damage (add the value of the priceless trees and forest?) and not be charged with a higher degree felony. The people and the old fireman were both entitled to their day in court, but it has been denied the people. An ooops is apparently an acceptable explanation for mass devastation. It is not only the fire victims that will suffer. Policy holders throughout the state will pick up the tab for an ooops. Simply amazing to me.
Donnie Briscoe

Tulsa, OK

#3 Sep 24, 2010
Double Standard here?
If you want to be a fire bug or arsonist and not get charged , first join the Fire Department or become a Volunteer Fire Fighter.

So what else is new?
Have the DPD beat up any people in wheel chairs or bed ridden folks lately?

Aurora, CO

#5 Sep 24, 2010
smells like another case of if your part of the team foul,not a team member go to jail dont pass go you get to pay.

United States

#6 Sep 24, 2010
They need some sort of sacrificial lamb to wake some of these moronic people up so they don't keep burning up the countryside and their neighbors. Many of these people who lost their homes are pledging forgiveness but really people...use some common sense- if the wind isn't calm just feed the squirrels or hummingbirds. Or here's a novel idea...don't burn it just pack the chit out like regular folk do. Lazy azzes.

Englewood, CO

#9 Sep 24, 2010
Its always so nice to see the GOOD OLE BOYS group is still alive and well in Colorado, hell for that matter the rest of this world...

Its a damn shame that the State charges this man with arson and the other sorry SOB that is the "Fireman" walks away with not even a slap, Maybe the DA should be the one that is slapped for being so corrupt...

Its just another day in Colorado when you know someone high in the chain of command.

Our Government here and I am talking from County, City and State offices should all resign their positions and get a life!

United States

#10 Sep 24, 2010
So next time I want to rob a bank I should be a retired police officer? Maybe better yet next time I want to take bribes and get away with it I should go be a judge or politician? SERIOUSLY what's wrong with the picture here that one guy gets a "that's ok we know it got out of control" and the other guy gets a Felony charge and potential jail time? Wow, CO is no better than CA right now, hate what this lovely state has become!
Dont Worry

Aurora, CO

#11 Sep 28, 2010
He is a gringo he will get a slap on the wrist!

Since: Sep 10

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#12 Sep 28, 2010
People, WAKE UP! The guy who started the Four-mile took precautions, like he was supposed to, to make sure that a wildfire didn't happen. It did not work out in his favor and that was TWO DAYS after he had put out the fire he did have, plus stirring the ashes and dousing it with water. You'd think it was completely out after two days but the wind apparently kicked up some hot embers underneath two days later. You fools would have done and thought the same thing. Do you think it would have been fair for you to be charged with arson if you had started a fire two days after you thought a fire pit was completely out?

With this guy in Larimer County, he really was careless and apparently had a history of being careless with fire before according to his neighbors. He deserves to get charged.
Lone Ranger

Tomball, TX

#13 Sep 28, 2010
That old bastard that started the
fire was a
moron! Two days later a fire started up.... That's because he didn't put it
out!! Fire fighter? I guess they let anybody in that squad.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#14 Sep 29, 2010
So can you do better than them, LR? Whenever I put a campfire out, I'm convinced it's out after 30 seconds of seeing no smoke and no embers.

Tell me how he can be convinced it not out two days later?

San Marino, CA

#15 Dec 16, 2010
My son is a wildland fire fighter he is being charged with arson and looking at 5-10 years in a federal prison. The crime: He accidently dropped his cigarette in his truck when it burned his finger, looked for it in his truck, noticed it had fallen outside the truck window and started a 2X2 foot fire, Tried to turn it off himslef then went for help. fire department turned off quickly. He is now in jail with a half million dollar bail. It was an accident. No one was harmed, no big forrest fire, no property burned. he reported the fire. DA will not drop charge. he is only 25 years old.

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