Two Campers from Alabama Arrested for Starting Cold Springs Fire

iStock/Thinkstock(NEDERLAND, Colo.) -- Two people were arrested Sunday for causing the Cold Springs Fire in Colorado, a blaze that has grown to almost 600 acres.

Authorities said Jimmy Andrew Suggs, 28, and Zackary Ryan Kuykendall, 26, started a campfire but "did not ensure that the fire was properly extinguished."

Both of the campers are from Alabama and were charged with 4th Degree Arson, a class four felony.

"The men face a felony arson charge because lives were endangered as a result of the fire," the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.

At least three homes and three buildings have been destroyed by the Cold Springs Fire, and hundreds of evacuations have been ordered. Firefighters are battling windy conditions and the blaze.

"We have relative humidities in the low teens and temps in the high '80s; these are fire conditions that we often don't get at this elevation," Boulder County Fire Incident Commander Mike Smith said.

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