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Arson Suspect Arrested For Setting The Clear Lake Wild Fire

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Fire Defense Commentary

Arson Suspect Arrested For Setting The Clear Lake Wild Fire

July 27, 2019 by Steve Conboy

CLEARLAKE— All evacuation orders have been lifted for Cache Creek Apartments in the 16000 block of Dam Road in Clearlake after forward progress on a wildfire burning near the apartment complex, which led authorities and emergency first responders to evacuate residents on Saturday evening, had been stopped according to information made public by the Clearlake Police Department.

Three fixed air craft and one Cal Fire Hel-0 No. 104 were all resources involved in battling the fire.

As of 8:37 p.m. Saturday, law enforcement cautioned the public via social media to “please use caution when traveling in the area as fire units are still on scene.” Department officials noted evacuation orders for Building D of the property remained in place, but the order for building C had been rescinded.

Officials added that an arrest of a suspect for arson has been made in connection to this incident and more info would be forthcoming. An earlier Nixle alert warned residents to avoid the area from Highway 53 and Dam Road due to the fire.

Fire units from Lake County Fire Protection District, Northshore Fire, South Lake County Fire, Konocti crews all responded. Also on hand to help were units from Clearlake Police, California Highway Patrol and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

If all the Fire Departments in California, Oregon and Washington had tanker trucks full of Mighty Fire Breaker Clean Fire Inhibitor Chemistry they would put out all our wild fire faster than spraying water on the flames. If the Fire Fighters in the picture above were spraying clean fore inhibitor out in front on the dry fuel there would be less smoke and the fire would shut down the minute its hits the chemical fore break even when teh chemistry is bone dry and clinging to the dry vegetation. Lighting these back fires to control dry fuel is old school we need to embrace new clean fire inhibitor chemistry to spray fire breaks because all wild fires create tones of GreenHouse gas that undermines our clean energy gain. There is no need to remove dead brush when Mighty Fire Breaker is used and sprayed out in front to create good chemistry fire breaks.

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