11/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Boulder Fire Originated In Fire Pit, Was Started By Volunteer Firefighter

BOULDER - 9Wants to Know has learned a volunteer firefighter who lost his home to the Fourmile Canyon Fire is the person responsible for starting it.

Earlier on Monday, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office confirmed the fire, which destroyed 159 homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people, started in a fire pit.

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