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Three sought in Bocco fire; Sheriff’s Office wants to question them after witnesses saw them speeding from the area

Randy Wyrick
rwyrick@vaildaily.com
Eagle County Sheriff's Detectives want to speak with people in connection with the Bocco fire. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.

WOLCOTT — The 415-acre Bocco Mountain Fire is 100 percent contained, but three people the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office wants to question are not — at least not yet.

Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office want to speak with a group who were seen near the Wolcott gun range around mid-afternoon Saturday, June 9, just before the Bocco Fire was ignited. They were also associated with two vehicles seen on site: a blue Toyota Tacoma with a “bully bar” push bumper in front and a white or silver sedan, possibly an Audi.

“These persons of interest were seen shooting various weapons and were possibly part of a class,” Jessie Porter, public information officer with the Sheriff’s Office, said.

The most identifiable person in the group was a muscular male approximately 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, wearing a black military or tactical-style vest.

Witnesses say they might have been shooting at sage brush beyond the normal target area.

Wolfgang Uberbacher with Mountain Wolf Jeep Adventures and a wrangler with Sage Outdoor Adventures were the first to spot the fire and called it in.

Fire crews were on the scene in minutes, getting a jump on the fire and containing it to the 415 acres to which it had grown by that Saturday afternoon.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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