Cal Fire arrests 2 men on suspicion of arson in Siskiyou County

Mike Chapman
Redding Record Searchlight

Two men were arrested on suspicion of arson in separate Siskiyou County incidents this month, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Cal Fire law enforcement officers, with help from the Yreka Police Department, arrested a man in Yreka on June 9 and booked him into Siskiyou County Jail for investigation of arson and a warrant.

A Cal Fire spokeswoman didn't have any details on the arson incident.

On June 10, Cal Fire law enforcement officers arrested another man in Dorris with help from the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol.

The man is suspected of causing multiple fires in a structure and arson of property. He was booked into Siskiyou County Jail on multiple counts, Cal Fire said. Details were not available on that incident either.

Mike Chapman is an award-winning reporter and photographer for the Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif. His newspaper career spans Yreka and Eureka in Northern California and Bellingham, Wash. Support local journalism by subscribing today.