Series of "suspicious" fires extinguished near Magalia Reservoir

Aug 10, 2015 2:54 PM by News Staff

Butte County Cal Fire crews have knocked down three fires near the Magalia Reservoir this week, and investigators say the cause may be arson.

Two fires were reported on Upper Dogtown Road, near the Magalia Reservoir, a little after 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Butte County Cal Fire officials say a large plume of smoke was spotted by the Cal Fire camera near Lookout Point. Both fires were quickly knocked down and held to under an acre.

Officials say a third fire was put out in the same area earlier this week, and investigators suspect they may have been started by the occupants of a nearby homeless encampment, but the cause remains under investigation.

Crews will remain on scene into Monday afternoon mopping up.


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