Holy Fire: Suspect linked to wildfire in Cleveland National Forest arrested in Orange County
11:33 AM, Aug 8, 2018
3:54 PM, Aug 8, 2018
(KGTV) - A man who reportedly sent an email that warned “this place will burn down” was arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into the Holy Fire in the Orange County area.
The Orange County Register reported 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark was arrested by sheriff’s deputies, and U.S. Forest Service officials confirmed Clark was booked into Orange County Jail Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.
Clark is being held on $1 million bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.
In the Register’s report, the volunteer fire chief said that “Clark ran through the community screaming last week and sent an email predicting Holy Jim, with roots to the Reconstruction Era, would burn.”
According to the Register, Clark owns a cabin located in the Holy Fire’s burn area. His cabin was not destroyed, the Register reported.
No other details on Clark’s arrest were immediately provided.