Video shows Holy Fire suspect talking to firefighters

Posted at 3:16 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 08:18:06-04

(KGTV) -- Video shows the suspected Holy Fire arsonist talking to firefighters before being arrested.

51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark was arrested by sheriff’s deputies and booked into the Orange County Jail Wednesday.

In the video, Clark can be seen speaking with firefighters and accusing them of stealing his money. 

Clark was booked on two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

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Clark is being held on $1 million bail. His arraignment is scheduled for August 9. A volunteer fire chief told the Orange County Register that Clark sent him threatening emails last week, including one where Clark said “this place will burn down."

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.”