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New Series of Fires in Cottonwood

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 0258 hours, a vegetation fire on Trefoil Lane just west of Balls Ferry Road was reported to Cottonwood Fire Protection District and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. Fire personnel and patrol deputies responded to the location and the fire was quickly extinguished. Over the next couple hours, additional vegetation fires were reported along the edge of the roadways in the Cottonwood area. All of the affected roadways include:

Fire Firefighters with Cottonwood Fire Protection District and CAL Fire responded and all fires were extinguished quickly. No structures were damaged by the fires and no injuries were reported.

Members of the Shasta County Arson Task Force and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit are currently investigating these fires which are considered suspicious and believed to be set by a person or persons. Investigators and Detectives are reviewing evidence in this series of fires and comparing evidence with the previously set fires to determine any similarities. Specific details about the Cottonwood fires, correlations between all the fires and investigative efforts cannot be released for the integrity of the overall investigations.

If any residents have video surveillance in the above listed areas, please call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 immediately. If anyone has specific information about who is responsible for setting any of the Cottonwood fires, they are urged to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or email mcu@co.shasta.ca.us. Tips can also be left with Secret Witness at 530-243-2319 or at www.scsecretwitness.com. Up to $10,000 reward is currently be offered for information that leads to an arrest.