Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Starting Holy Fire In Cleveland National Forest (And His Name Is Forrest)
An Orange County man has been arrested on suspicion of starting the Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest, which has burned more than 4,000 acres and destroyed at least 12 structures.
Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was taken to the Orange County Jail and booked "on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest," according to U.S. Forest Service officials.
An arrest has been made in relation to the Holy Fire. Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was booked into Orange County Jail on August 8, 2018, on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/CMspxOIvSk— Cleveland NF (@ClevelandNF) August 8, 2018
Clark allegedly sent a threatening email (though it's not clear to whom), writing "this place will burn," according to the Orange County Register.
The Register has photos of the suspect, who at one point took off all his clothes while yelling at deputies who were trying to question him.
Clark is being held on $1 million bail.
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