Shasta County fire officials arrest alleged arsonist in Shingletown

Oct 12, 2015 8:15 PM by News Staff

A Shasta County man has been arrested after he allegedly started two vegetation fires in Shingletown late Saturday night.

Gregory Steven Heikkila, 59, is facing felony arson charges, accused of starting two vegetation fires in the area of Highway 44 and Laurel Tree Lane in Shingletown around 11 p.m.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain both fires, and Heikkila was arrested on the scene by Cal Fire law enforcement officers.

In addition to the arson charge, Heikkila was booked into the Shasta County Jail on a warrant stemming from a 2011 incident with Cal Fire Law Enforcement officials.


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