Investigators determined that Davi set fire to forest land or property of others and was burning while under a burn ban suspension, the press release states.

A man was arrested last week after investigators determined he “willfully and maliciously” set several fires along Gazelle Callahan Road.

Patrick James Davi, age 60, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 20 after an investigation by CAL FIRE law enforcement officers in conjunction with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office and a Siskiyou County District Attorney’s Office investigator, according to a press release from CAL FIRE.

Investigators determined that Davi set fire to forest land or property of others and was burning while under a burn ban suspension, the press release states. He was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka on charges of felony arson and misdemeanor burning without a permit.

“CAL FIRE law enforcement officers work diligently to investigate all fires and prosecute those suspected of starting fires,” the release adds. “As fire danger remains high across California, wildfires will continue to pose a major threat to life, property and our state’s natural resources. CAL FIRE urges the public to be vigilant in their preparedness and aware of suspicious activity.”

For more information about how to be prepared in the case of a wildfire, go to www.readyforwildfire.org or www.fire.ca.gov.