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CAL FIRE investigators arrest arson suspect

A suspect was arrested in Oroville for setting security camera’s on fire in Oroville on Wednesday.

Posted: Jun 18, 2021 10:13 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - A man was arrested during an arson investigation in Oroville Thursday, CAL FIRE said.

On Wednesday, a caller reported that a person was setting fire to a security camera at the River Reflections RV Park in Oroville.

The cameras caught the man during the act and CAL FIRE investigators responded to the area.

The located Eric Ewanless about a half-mile down the road at the Oroville Mobile Home and RV Park.

Ewanless is facing arson to property charges and is being held at the Butte County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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