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Man arrested for setting 2 Butte County vegetation fires

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

DURING THE STANDOFF. WELL, CAL FIRE POLICE SAY THAT THEY ARRESTED A MAN FOR INTENTIONALLY SETTING A GRASS FIRE. FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO TWO ROADSIDE FIRES ON SUNDAY IN A REMOTE PART OF BUTTE COUNTY, NEAR STERLING CITY. CAL FIRE INVESTIGATORS THEN DETERMINED THAT THE FIRES WERE CAUSED BY ARSON, AND PEOPLE IN THE AREA HELPED ID THE SUSPECT. INVESTIGATORS SEARCHED THE AREA THROUGH HEAVY FOREST AND STEEP TERRAIN, AND THEY EVENTUALLY FOUND 48 YEAR OLD BROCK HERRETT. ON MONDAY, HE WAS BOOK

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Man arrested for setting 2 Butte County vegetation fires

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Updated: 4:49 PM PDT Jun 21, 2024

A 48-year-old man was arrested for setting multiple vegetation fires in a remote area of Butte County on Sunday, when there was an elevated fire risk.Officials said firefighters responded to two roadside vegetation fires northeast of Stirling City on Sunday morning. They determined both fires were intentionally set.Portions of Northern California were under a Red Flag Warning over Father’s Day weekend.Cal Fire said local residents identified the suspect as 48-year-old Brock Herritt.Officials said investigators searched through heavy forest and steep terrain trying to find Herritt, but couldn’t find him.On Monday, firefighters were checking for smoke in the area when they came across Herritt at the scene of the fire. He was arrested and taken to Butte County Jail.Herritt is charged with two counts of arson to forest land and had two prior misdemeanor warrants.Here are key websites that are important for all Californians during wildfire season.Cal Fire wildfire incidents: Cal Fire tracks its wildfire incidents here. You can sign up to receive text messages for Cal Fire updates on wildfires happening near your ZIP code here.Cal Fire SCU: This is the agency responding to the Patterson Fire.Wildfires on federal land: Federal wildfire incidents are tracked here.Preparing for power outages: Ready.gov explains how to prepare for a power outage and what to do when returning from one here. Here is how to report track and report PG&E power outages.Keeping informed when you’ve lost power and cellphone service: How to find a National Weather Service radio station near you.Be prepared for road closures: Download Caltrans’ QuickMap app or check the latest QuickMap road conditions here.

A 48-year-old man was arrested for setting multiple vegetation fires in a remote area of Butte County on Sunday, when there was an elevated fire risk.

Officials said firefighters responded to two roadside vegetation fires northeast of Stirling City on Sunday morning. They determined both fires were intentionally set.

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Portions of Northern California were under a Red Flag Warning over Father’s Day weekend.

Cal Fire said local residents identified the suspect as 48-year-old Brock Herritt.

Officials said investigators searched through heavy forest and steep terrain trying to find Herritt, but couldn’t find him.

On Monday, firefighters were checking for smoke in the area when they came across Herritt at the scene of the fire. He was arrested and taken to Butte County Jail.

Herritt is charged with two counts of arson to forest land and had two prior misdemeanor warrants.

Here are key websites that are important for all Californians during wildfire season.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.