Longmont man arrested for setting apartment fire
LONGMONT, Colo. – Several Longmont residents were displaced following an apartment fire that police say was intentionally set.
According to investigators, Matthew Bishop set fire to an apartment in which he was a guest.
Police say Bishop first set fire to a quilt in the bathroom. The woman he was staying with put out the flames as firefighters made their way to the apartment at fifth and Atwood Street.
A neighbor spotted Bishop return to the apartment with charcoal fuel and then re-light the fire.
The fire displaced three other families from their apartments because of heavy smoke damage.
Bishop faces felonies including first-degree arson.