Husband of Denver’s district attorney accused of violating Grand County burn ordinance, starting wildfire
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.