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Man arrested for arson fire ignited near Butte County Sheriff Posse training facility

The Butte County Sheriff arrested 39-year-old Rafael Dacanay for arson to forestland after deputies say he started a 2.2-acre fire off of Highway 149 near the Openshaw Training Center on Oct. 4.

Posted: Oct 5, 2019 4:39 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff arrested 39-year-old Rafael Dacanay for arson to forestland after deputies say he started a 2.2-acre fire off of Highway 149 near the Openshaw Training Center on Oct. 4. 

The Openshaw Training Center is owned by the Butte County Sheriff’s Posse, and is a facility used by numerous Butte County agencies, for training purposes.

Officials say Dacanay had just been released from Butte County Jail that morning. 

Dacanay’s bail is set at $75,000.

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