Vail officials seek info on possible I-70 underpass construction site arson
VAIL — Vail police and fire investigators are asking for the public’s help regarding a possible arson that occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday near the Interstate 70 underpass construction site in Vail.
After being dispatched by the Vail Public Safety Communications Center, two responding police officers located a small fire burning next to North Frontage Road near Savoy Drive. The officers attempted to douse the flames using hand-held extinguishers but were unsuccessful.
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A crew from the Vail Fire Department arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire, preventing it from spreading.
The fire was estimated to be approximately 2 feet by 2 feet with flames reaching 5 to 6 feet high. No structures or people were threatened.
The source of the fire is believed to be a gas can that had been stolen from the nearby construction site.
The incident is currently being investigated in a coordinated effort between the Vail Police and Fire departments. If you have any information about the incident, please contact Detective Sgt. Luke Causey at 970-479-2346 or email@example.com.