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So far 2021 yields 44 CAL FIRE arson arrests

This article has the CAL FIRE arson arrest statistics from 2016 to 2021.

Posted: May 15, 2021 6:05 PM
Updated: May 17, 2021 11:22 AM

CALIFORNIA – So far in 2021 CAL FIRE law enforcement officers have arrested 44 people on arson charges. That is an average of one arrest every three days.

In 2020 there were 120 cases, which is an average of 10 cases per month.

There were 70 arson arrests in 2019. In 2018 there were 61 arrests. 2017 yielded 86 arrests, and 2016 yielded 73 arrests.

If you have any information about suspicious fires you are asked to contact CAL FIRE. You can remain anonymous if you like. The CAL FIRE Arson Hotline can be reached at (800) 468-4408.

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We'll be sunny with slightly above average temperatures again on Wednesday afternoon. The threat of thunderstorms will keep our fire danger high today, with more widespread thunderstorms Thursday. Dangerous heat returns this weekend and will persist through at least the start of next week.
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