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Investigators: Second arson arrest this week in Redding

Investigators arrested a man for arson in Redding, making it the second arson arrest this week.

Posted: Aug 12, 2020 1:03 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2020 4:26 PM

REDDING, Calif. – Investigators arrested a man for arson in Redding, making it the second arson arrest this week.

Redding Fire investigators said William Slone, who was also wanted on a warrant, was arrested for intentionally setting a vegetation fire in the area of Lost Lane and Sulphur Creek Road. It happened just before 7 p.m. in a transient camp.

Quick action by firefighters kept the fire to just 30 square feet. There were no injuries or damage reported.

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