Sep 19, 2013 6:37 PM
Cal Fire's Siskiyou Unit and the Klamath National Forest are both offering $10,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting the Salmon River Complex and Butler Fires this summer.
“These fires were a serious threat to private property in the Salmon River drainage, and we are tremendously lucky not to have lost any homes,” said Bernie Paul, Cal Fire’s Siskiyou Unit Chief. “We know these fires were started by human action and we want to find the person responsible.”
Both the Salmon Complex and Butler Fires, along with four additional fires in the area extinguished by first responders, were ignited between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on July 31.
"These fires have burned more than 37,000 acres, put local communities and firefighters at great risk, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars to fight,” said Klamath Forest Supervisor Patty Grantham. “All that for fires that never should have started in the first place.”
Anyone with information regarding these fires is asked to contact the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-468-4408. Callers can remain anonymous. For additional information, contact CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Monty Messenger at (530)842-3516 or Klamath Forest Supervisor Patty Grantham at (530) 841-6131.
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