Christopher Linsmayer, the husband of Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, is facing charges in Grand County that he violated a burn ordinance in November. He also is suspected of igniting a September wildfire that prompted evacuations near Kremmling.
Linsmayer, 65, is accused of two counts of having an open fire without a permit, a violation of a county ordinance, court records show.
“I understand there has been an ordinance violation charge filed,” McCann said in a statement to The Denver Post. “My husband is cooperating fully with local authorities.”
The charges against Linsmayer, first reported Wednesday by The Sky-Hi News, stem from a November incident when investigators say he was spotted burning slash piles on his property in Kremmling.
Linsmayer was burning without an adequate water source and did not have a permit, according to Grand County Sheriff’s Lt. Dan Mayer. He was issued a summons for a petty offense.