Phillip Riker Arrested, Charged In Connection To Park County Wildland Fire

Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw says deputies arrested 30-year-old Phillip Riker after they believe he started the 56 Fire on Saturday.

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- A man admits that he started a campfire this weekend, grew out of control, growing into a wildfire in Park County. That fire left 45 acres of grass and trees scorched off County Road 56. Park County Sheriff arrested Phillip Riker, who stayed on the scene and called 911 to report the fire. He is facing four charges, including arson and intentionally setting a wildfire.