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Investigators arrest Redding man for arson

Investigators arrested a Redding man after they say he admitted to starting a fire near the Sacramento River Trail Wednesday evening.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 9:52 AM

REDDING, Calif. – A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of arson Wednesday near Hilltop Drive, according to the Redding Fire Department.

Firefighters said they located a man setting fire to grass at the Sacramento River Trail access off of Hilltop Drive Wednesday morning.

An Investigator with the Redding Fire Department contacted the man, Curtis Wayne Smith. Investigators said Smith admitted to intentionally starting the fire. He was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for arson.

Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported.

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