On August 3, 2016, at approximately 12:00 pm, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and a Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a smoke report near the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. They discovered a wildland fire burning an area approximately 50 feet by 50 feet and it was quickly extinguished.

The investigation revealed the fire was burning where someone was obviously camping, but camping is prohibited in that area. Witnesses reported seeing two white males in their late teens or early twenties carrying camping equipment and supplies to that area just prior to seeing smoke. Unfortunately, no further descriptions of the two males were provided.

Anyone with information about this incident or the two aforementioned males is asked to contact Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Justin Atwood at 970-498-5143. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you may remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.