No evidence to support ‘man-made’ river fire charges, Cal Fire says

There is no evidence to support criminal charges related to the River Fire, which ignited last August and burned dozens of homes in Placer and Nevada counties, it said on Monday. Cal Fire. Cal Fire previously said in September that the blaze was the result of human activity and started at an overnight camping area at Bear River Campground. Cal Fire said in an update that the fire did not start at a designated campsite and that several attempted to extinguish the blaze in its early stages. The investigation found objects near the origin of the fire that indicated someone had recently been to the area, Cal Fire said. But “after a thorough investigation, including reviewing the evidence and hearing from witnesses, there is no evidence to support malicious intent or criminal activity at this time,” it said. Cal Fire. The River Fire began on August 4 and burned 2,619 acres, or 4 square miles. The fire destroyed 142 structures in Placer and Nevada counties. The state’s landscape was covered in extremely dry vegetation after a dry winter and early heat waves. Experts said climate change has made the West hotter and drier in recent years, increasing the potential for more frequent and destructive wildfires.

There is no evidence to support criminal charges related to the River Fire, which erupted last August and burned dozens of homes in Placer and Nevada counties, it said on Monday. Cal Fire.

Cal Fire previously said in September that the blaze was the result of human activity and started in an overnight camping area of ​​Bear River Campground.

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Cal Fire said in an update that the fire did not start at a designated campsite and that several attempted to extinguish the blaze in its early stages. The investigation found objects near the origin of the fire that indicated someone had recently been to the area, Cal Fire said.

But “after a thorough investigation, including reviewing the evidence and hearing from witnesses, there is no evidence to support malicious intent or criminal activity at this time,” it said. Cal Fire.

The River Fire began on August 4 and burned 2,619 acres, or 4 square miles. The fire destroyed 142 structures in Placer and Nevada counties.

The state’s landscape was covered in extremely dry vegetation after a dry winter and early heat waves. Experts said climate change has made the West hotter and drier in recent years, increasing the potential for more frequent and destructive wildfires.

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