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Friday, July 27, 2012

Calaveras County Columbia firefighter pleads not guilty to #Arson

A firefighter charged with being involved with several arsons pleaded not guilty at his arraignment last week.
Cody Jon Emanuel Anderson,  firefighter charged with being involved with several arsons 

Who: Cody Jon Emanuel Anderson, 18, of Altaville, is charged with multiple arson counts along with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one charge of manufacturing an incendiary device.
 Anderson, who is held at the Calaveras County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bail, is scheduled to return to court at 3 p.m., July 30, for his pretrial in Department 2 of the Calaveras County Superior Court.
What: Information about when and where the alleged arson fires were set has not been provided by Cal Fire.
 Along with Anderson, Cal Fire investigators arrested three juveniles in connection with the arsons July 2 and the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office charged them with 14 counts of arson. The juveniles’ names have not been released, as they were all minors.
Katrina Blumer, Cal Fire battalion chief, is heading the investigation and has not responded to multiple messages asking for comment.
What: The only string of arson fires reported in the past month occurred along Highway 4 on June 15.
 Where: Starting in the early evening, the first of four fires started about 1 mile west of Angels Camp, according to Cal Fire Capt. Tom Hutchinson at the Altaville station. Soon after extinguishing the first blaze, another fire cropped up on Six Mile Road followed by reports of a blaze across from Chatom Vineyard’s tasting room on Highway 4. A fourth fire farther up Six Mile Road kept firefighters busy well into the evening hours.
While Hutchinson wouldn’t come right out and call the four closely timed fires arson, he said “We can’t narrow it down to any specific accidental cause.”
Anderson, a Columbia firefighter, is suspected to have been involved in the same series of fires.
Why: ?.


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