Suspect arrested in connection to Skyline Fire

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A man has been arrested for suspected arson in connection to the Skyline Fire, which broke out late Thursday morning.

Deputies were dispatched to the Skyline Picnic area at Horesetooth Reservoir on the report of a disturbance.

When they arrived just before 11 a.m., responders noticed smoke on the ridge and learned a man had walked away from the scene.

Deputies found the man in the 1200 block of North County Road 23. Robert Crookston McGehee, 34, was arrested for possibly playing a role in the fire, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday afternoon.

The suspect was booked into the Larimer County Jail on allegations of second-degree arson and criminal mischief.

As of 4:30 p.m., the fire had burned 16.2 acres and was 100% contained.

No evacuations were ordered.

Larimer County Road 23 was closed between Larimer County Road 42C and Larimer County Road 25G.

No homes were threatened and no injuries were reported.

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