Fire season ended on Wednesday for Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Southwest Oregon. rainfall of at least one-half inch was recorded in many parts of the district, which includes state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forest lands.
The Boles Fire investigation has been a joint effort between the Weed Police Department, Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department and CAL-Fire Investigators. Marshall now faces charges of Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property, Arson of Forest Land and Arson of Property of Another.
Weed Police arrested Beau Marshall on Saturday. He does not think his son is responsible for starting the fire, however, Ron Marshall also said because his son moves around frequently, beau may have lit fires in the street to stay warm at times.
Fruitgrowers Supply Company, one of the oldest operations in Siskiyou County, lost 13,400 acres in the beaver fire, roughly 30,000 acres total throughout the state - that's 12% of their total land. In order to cut their losses, they'll have to log these trees in the next year, as many of these trees