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Fire at Davis Farmland's Mega Maze considered suspicious

Fire at Davis Farmland's Mega Maze considered suspicious
Fire at Davis Farmland's Mega Maze considered suspicious 01:47

STERLING – Investigators say a fire at Davis Farmland's Mega Maze in Sterling appears to be suspicious.

A spokesperson for the farm said they believe the fire was set intentionally early Tuesday morning.

The Sterling Fire Department said it is investigating the fire as suspicious but has not yet determined if it was arson. The state fire marshal's office and Sterling Police are also looking into what happened.

Larry Davis, co-owner of Davis Farmland, said he believes the fire was arson. "The way that everything happened, the way it burned. I mean, these guys are real pros; it's unbelievable how they can piece things together."

"We were very fortunate that there were no casualties - human or animal. We are now putting our focus on rebuilding what was burned down and preparing for Davis Farmland's Mega Maze to open in Mid-September," the farm said in a statement

The Discovery Farm across the street was not damaged.

"I feel, like, pretty upset that someone would want to destroy that because it's such a good place for families," said Zeke Reinhart, of Sterling, a regular visitor at Davis Farmland. "One of my most favorite things to do in the fall is they have like a cannon that shoots corn and you have to hit different targets."  

Davis said they will rebuild and hopefully reopen in September. He said he is grateful the fire didn't happen in the fall, when the corn maze are up and running and farm animals are just steps away.

"It would've been devastating. This is just incredibly upsetting, but it would've been devastating had it happened in the fall," Davis said. 

Investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fire. 

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