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Secret witness offers reward for information on suspected Cottonwood arsonist

Shasta County authorities are investigating a potential serial arson case in Cottonwood.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 4:15 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 4:16 PM

COTTONWOOD, Calif. - Shasta County authorities are investigating a potential serial arson case in Cottonwood.

The Shasta County Arson Task Force reported five arson fires since May near the old J.F. Shea Batch Plant on Trade Way. The latest one happened this past Saturday in South Cottonwood. 

All of the small fires have started in the morning. 

Secret Witness of Shasta County said it will pay up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the serial arsonist. 

Authorities told Action News Now that these fires are not connected to a previous serial arsonist in Cottonwood, Samuel Schofield. He faces charges of murder and arson from a string of fires from last July through October. 

 

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