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Man Arrested As Holy Fire Grows; Firefighting Resources Stretched Thin
cbs2la ^ | 08/08/2018

Posted on 08/08/2018 1:20:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin

On Tuesday night, a 51-year-old man who lives in a cabin in Holy Jim Canyon was arrested in connection with the fire. Forrest Gordon Clark was taken into custody of O.C. Sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly sent an email last week which read, “this place will burn,” according to the Orange County Register.

Of the 14 cabins in Clark’s area, his is the only one that was not destroyed, the Register reports.

He was arrested on two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest. He was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

Because of the resources needed to battle the Mendocino Complex burning in Northern California – now the largest wildfire in state history – along with several others burning across the state, only 444 personnel were assigned to the Holy Fire as of Wednesday morning. However, at a morning briefing, officials said they are hoping to double that number soon. Ten water-dropping helicopters and seven fixed-wing aircraft were being used in the aerial attack.

“Fire will continue to spread southeast and north with only limited spread to the west,” the Cleveland National Forest said in a statement Tuesday night. “The lack of resources for direct attack will allow the fire to spread into new areas, and align for strong head-fire runs and the potential for an “Elsinore” down slope event.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: arrest; arson; forrestclark; holyfire
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1 posted on 08/08/2018 1:20:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

But this can’t be true. I was told this was all caused by “global warming” and “climate change”.


2 posted on 08/08/2018 1:22:25 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: BenLurkin

Still lots of smoke coming from the fire. I was just outside watching it.


3 posted on 08/08/2018 1:22:58 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: BenLurkin

Did he have a red stapler?..................

4 posted on 08/08/2018 1:24:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: EveningStar

ping


5 posted on 08/08/2018 1:24:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
“Holy Jim....”?


6 posted on 08/08/2018 1:26:29 PM PDT by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as wll say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: Red Badger

7 posted on 08/08/2018 1:26:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I tried to get more info from the linked OCR article, but apparently they have a “zero-article” limit (paywall, iow).

I would hope that they have more evidence than just a statement of fact.

To-wit, could I be arrested for making the same statement alone? The answer to that question should be academic, but in this climate (no pun intended) the answer is unclear.

If you look closely at the arrested man’s dwelling, you will see a glaring lack of vegetation in the approach to the structure plus a fire-resistant (appears to be) ground-to-structure interface.

In other words, his cabin may have been the only one which didn’t burn simply because he had a defensible space and took precautionary measures.

I’m dismissing the story as #fakenews without further information.


8 posted on 08/08/2018 1:43:17 PM PDT by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: BenLurkin

then who is the new Norm ?¿


9 posted on 08/08/2018 2:01:03 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd ((>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: BenLurkin; Chode; Squantos; snooter55; All

Any thoughts on doing something like a MINI MOAB in areas that are uninhabited to snuff out these fires by taking the O2 out of the Fire Triangle of Fuel, Air and Ignition?

Just a Brain Fart.


10 posted on 08/08/2018 2:43:32 PM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: tubebender

Is this affecting your area?


11 posted on 08/08/2018 3:02:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BenLurkin

Another Halfrican arsonist, just like the Halfrican arsonist who started the fire in 90% white Idyllwild, CA.


12 posted on 08/08/2018 3:06:38 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: mabarker1
Any thoughts on doing something like a MINI MOAB in areas that are uninhabited to snuff out these fires by taking the O2 out of the Fire Triangle of Fuel, Air and Ignition?

Well, maybe the tons of dirt and dust thrown up would smother it

But think of the mileage that Trump would get from that:

Other countries leaders: "Holy Crap, he's bombing his own country ! What will he do to us ?"

13 posted on 08/08/2018 3:16:11 PM PDT by onona (It is often wise to allow a person a graceful path.)
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14 posted on 08/08/2018 3:17:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: logi_cal869

“In other words, his cabin may have been the only one which didn’t burn simply because he had a defensible space and took precautionary measures.”

What was he arrested for...making a prediction? Probably arrested because he violated some California law about clearing fire tinder from around your cabin.


15 posted on 08/08/2018 3:23:55 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Red Badger

no, but he thought his ginger snaps had Hebrew writing and Nabisco is run by aliens because their logo has antenna


16 posted on 08/08/2018 3:28:29 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: Parley Baer

Doesn’t seem to dying down. The smoke plume was impressive earlier but now it’s spread out again.


17 posted on 08/08/2018 3:33:28 PM PDT by Pelham (California, Mexico's socialist colony)
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To: Pelham

it’s much worse. Fire size doubled last night and the winds, now blowing east, southeast are driving fire down towards the valley floor. Bulldozers and water trucks are being pre-positioned at housing development on the hills of north Elsinore. We saw many families evacuating. Entry is now restricted. Heavy ash and smoke in d/t Elsinore. We saw 8 more engines heading into Elsinore on Central, maybe fresh off the freeway.

Evacuation center is open on the east side of 1-15. Central Avenue go east and follow the signs (turn left at Burger King towards Lowes and follow the signs, and if traffic is tight there at the light, go one more light and turn left towards Chilis/Costco and track back thru the parking lot)


18 posted on 08/08/2018 3:57:01 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: blueplum

I feel for you. I’m at the OC end of the SA Canyon and all we’ve had is small ash fall and the smell of smoke. I was surprised that there’s much left to burn what with the Canyon 1 and Canyon 2 fires last fall but then this one is in that big region to the south. We could use some rain.


19 posted on 08/08/2018 4:07:49 PM PDT by Pelham (California, Mexico's socialist colony)
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To: 5th MEB; ab01; AgThorn; al baby; Avalon Memories; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Bon of Babble; ...
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20 posted on 08/08/2018 4:41:17 PM PDT by EveningStar (I am a Non-Cultist Trump Supporter.)
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