FBI investigating Waldo Canyon Fire

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DENVER – Federal agents are working with local authorities to determine if the Waldo Canyon Fire, or any other recent Colorado wildfire, was deliberately set.

“The FBI Denver Division is working closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement to determine if any of the wild land fires resulted from criminal activity,” said FBI Denver Division spokesman Dave Joly. “FBI personnel are supporting command post operations in the fire regions and offering assistance with managing the volumes of information related to these tragic events.”

A source tells FOX31 Denver’s Justin Joseph that authorities are looking for a “person of interest” who is on probation for arson in connection with the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Authorities at the press briefing have denied these claims.

The cause of the wildfire, which has destroyed an undetermined number of homes in El Paso County, remains under investigation.

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