Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sheriff's Office Asking SoHum Residents to 'Keep an Eye Out' for Arson Activity

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 1:16 PM

click to enlarge Evidence of a burn scar on a tree. - HCSO
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  • Evidence of a burn scar on a tree.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help after receiving “several calls” regarding possible arson activity in Southern Humboldt around Wilder Ridge Road and Dutyville, according to a Facebook post.

“Local fire departments have located multiple trees with burn scars and evidence indicating someone is trying to light trees on fire in the area,” the post states. “One report indicates a red Nissan Pathfinder with a grey/silver trailer was seen possibly fleeing from a tree on fire earlier this week.”


The sheriff’s office is asking residents to “keep an eye out” and “report any suspicious activity,” noting to call 911 if a tree is spotted on fire.
Read the HCSO Facebook post below:
HCSO has received several calls in the last week regarding possible arson activity in the area of Wilder Ridge Road and Dutyville. Local fire departments have located multiple trees with burn scars and evidence indicating someone is trying to light trees on fire in the area. One report indicates a red Nissan Pathfinder with a grey/silver trailer was seen possibly fleeing from a tree on fire earlier this week.

Residents in the area, please keep an eye out and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. And if you see a tree on fire, call 911.
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