Man arrested for 7 grass fires within hour along Longmont trail


Joshua Bolt is accused of starting 7 fires along a trail in Longmont on Sunday night. (Photo: Longmont Police Department)

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LONGMONT, Colo. — Police arrested a 39-year-old man on Monday in connection to a string of grass fires along a popular trail in Longmont.

Joshua Bolt was arrested around 5:55 p.m. and charged with seven counts of second-degree arson related to the Sunday night fires.

The fires were reported between 7:05 p.m. and 7:48 p.m. along the St. Vrain Greenway between the vicinity of Hover Street and Main Street, according to Sgt. Matt Cage with the Longmont Police Department.

Investigators do not believe the grass fires are connected to vehicle fires in recent months. No arrests have been made in those cases.

Bolt was transferred to the Boulder County Jail.

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