Linsmayer issued summons for burn violations |

Linsmayer issued summons for burn violations

Sky-Hi Staff Report

On Tuesday Nov. 1 the Grand County Sheriff’s Office issued a summons to Christopher Linsmayer for violation of Grand County burning ordinances.

At around noon on that day a Sergeant with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3645 Grand County Road 14S to meet with Kremmling Fire Chief Tony Tucker about an illegal burn operation. The resident of the address, Linsmayer, had four slash piles burning on his property.

At least two of the piles were larger than Grand County Burn Ordinances permit. Additionally authorities determined Linsmayer did not have adequate water sources to extinguish the fires if needed.

The call to authorities was placed by some of Linsmayer’s neighbors who noticed the large slash piles burning and contacted the Kremmling Fire Protection District (KFPD) and Chief Tucker out of concern for the safety of themselves and their property.

The KFPD responded and extinguished the fire, which took approximately one-hour. Further investigation by officials determined the fire had extended into nearby underground root systems and had expanded beyond the original burn area.

Authorities suspect Linsmayer is also responsible for the burning of slash piles in mid-Sept. this year, which ignited the Gore Ridge Fire west of Kremmling in the same area.

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