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Siskiyou County man accused of 'willfully' causing multiple wildfires

Investigators arrested 60-year-old Patrick Davi on Tuesday, according to Cal Fire.

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 10:11 AM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 11:27 AM

WEED, Calif. — Law enforcement and fire investigators arrested a man for arson along the Gazelle Callahan Road west of Weed on Tuesday, according to Cal Fire.

Officers from Cal Fire, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office took 60-year-old Patrick James Davi into custody, accused of arson on forest land and burning without a permit after he allegedly caused multiple fires along the Gazelle Callahan Road.

"Cal Fire investigators determined Davi willfully and maliciously set fire to forest land, or property of others, and was burning while under a burn suspension," the agency said.

Davi started two fires in the area early Tuesday morning, Cal Fire said. Fortunately the fires did not grow to a threatening size.

Davi's initial bail has been set at $100,000. The arson charge he faces constitutes a felony.

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