Man arrested, accused of arson in Calif. wildfire

Officers arrested Andrew Craig Faulkner on accusations of arson after a crew responded to a report of a wildfire in Sonoma County


Associated Press

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — Authorities say a man was arrested and accused of arson after a crew responded to a report of a wildfire in Northern California.

A Cal Fire statement said engine crews were able to quickly contain the small fire in the Sonoma County community of Geyserville and identified a potential suspect.

Firefighters work to prevent flames from reaching nearby homes during the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
Firefighters work to prevent flames from reaching nearby homes during the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

Cal Fire law enforcement officers arrested 25-year-old Andrew Craig Faulkner on accusations of arson.

The statement did not give other details, and a Cal Fire spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Authorities reported progress Wednesday in battling the Kincade fire in Sonoma County that started last week outside of Geyserville and forced the evacuation of the entire community, home to about 900 people. As the fire exploded in size, over 180,000 people were ordered to leave the area. Most have been allowed to return.

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