Fire authorities in Northern California and The Klamath National Forest are offering up to a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist.
The Forest Service says the large Salmon River Complex and Butler fires were set on purpose. The fires have posed a serious threat to private property and nearby homes. They say they’ve been “tremendously lucky” that no homes were lost.
The Salmon River Complex and Butler fires as well as 4 additional fires were started between 9 and 10:30 p.m. on July 31st. The fires have burned more than 37 thousand acres.
The arson tip line is 1-800-468-4408.