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Authorities Search for Possible Arson Suspect from Oroville Bedrock Park

A man suspected of starting a fire at a community park in Oroville was being chased by authorities.

Posted: Jul 4, 2018 6:47 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - A man suspected of starting a fire at a community park in Oroville was being chased by authorities.

The Oroville Fire Department’s Battalion Chief David Hilson, who said they’re investigating a quarter-acre fire that started Wednesday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. at Bedrock Park.

They do not believe this fire’s connected to the 190-acre “Par Fire” near the airport that threatened structures earlier that day.

At the moment Action News Now does not know if police have caught the suspect yet, but authorities were pursuing a man along the stretch of the Feather River between the park and the dam.

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