CAL FIRE News Release: Montague man arrested on 33 counts of arsonThe 22 year old man was arrested by CAL FIRE law enforcement after an investigation that included CAL FIRE, Montague Fire Department and the Mt. Shasta Fire Protection District, per CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Suzi Brady.
A 22 year old Montague man was booked into Siskiyou County Jail Tuesday afternoon on 33 counts of arson, according to a CAL FIRE news release.
Yreka, Calif.- 22 year old Tavin Minium is accused of setting 33 vegetation fires Tuesday morning, June 10, along West Webb Street in the city of Montague.
| 22 year old Tavin Minium|
Pic From His Facebook
He was arrested by CAL FIRE law enforcement after an investigation that included CAL FIRE, Montague Fire Department and the Mt. Shasta Fire Protection District, according to CAL FIRE Information Officer Suzi Brady.
She said fire suppression units from CAL FIRE and Montague Fire Department responded to the 33 fires to ensure they were completely out.
CAL FIRE says its law enforcement officers “work diligently in arson cases to investigate and seek prosecution of those suspected of intentionally starting fires. As fire danger remains extreme across California, arson is a major threat to both life and property. Residents should be vigilant in their preparedness and aware of suspicious persons when a fire does start. If you witness someone suspicious make note of the time, his or her physical description, as well as any vehicle description, including the license plate number. Always contact law enforcement, never approach a suspicious person. Anyone with information about arson is urged to contact the CAL FIRE Arson Hotline at 1-800-468-4408. Callers can remain anonymous.”
CAL FIRE reminds the public that because of drought in California, “conditions are much drier than normal and it doesn’t take much for a wildfire to start.”-------------------------------------------