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Wyoming wildfire investigators describe suspect

May 15, 2019

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators say they’re looking for a white male between 40 and 50 years old who they believe started a devastating wildfire in Wyoming.

They say he’s between 5 feet, 10 inches (1.8 meters) and 6 feet (2 meters) tall and weighs 185 (84 kilograms) to 200 pounds (91 kilograms).

The Roosevelt Fire destroyed 55 homes as it burned 96 square miles (248 square kilometers) in western Wyoming last September and October. Authorities believe a man started the blaze by failing to extinguish a warming fire.

They say the suspect had brown hair and a short beard and carried a hunting rifle and compound bow on a backpack.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports anyone with information that might help investigators may call the U.S. Forest Service at (208) 557-5852.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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