Mount Shasta vegetation fire contained, arson suspected

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Smoke from a vegetation fire near the trail from Mt. Shasta City Park to Kingston Road Thursday morning, Aug. 25, 2016.

A vegetation fire off the trail between Mt. Shasta City Park and Kingston Road was under control as of 11 a.m. Thursday morning. Mt. Shasta Fire Protection District Chief Rick Joyce said firefighters had the fire “wrapped” at between an acre and an acre and a half, and he expected them to be there another hour or two mopping it up. Mount Shasta Police Chief and interim city manager Parish Cross said at the scene that arson is suspected and a suspect was in custody. Agencies from throughout the area responded.