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Suspected arsonist arrested for Oroville vegetation fire

Brandon Mason was arrested for allegedly setting a vegetation fire in Orville on Monday, Cal Fire said.

Posted: Mar 23, 2021 10:25 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - A man has been arrested for allegedly setting a vegetation fire on Monday in Oroville, Cal Fire said in a news release.

Brandon Mason, 38, was the suspected arsonist who was arrested and booked for four charges.

Mason is being held without bail due to a prior offense. 

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies found and reported to the fire. They kept the fire under control until fire crews arrived to the scene. 

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