Two Suspected Arson Fires Stretch the Resources of Volunteer Firefighters
According to Peter Lawsky, Chief of Telegraph Ridge Fire Department, the first fire was about 10:40 a.m. He said that a Telegraph Ridge engine and two Cal Fire engines responded to an abandoned RV on fire on Wilder Ridge near Kings Peak Road. “The fire appeared to have been purposely set.” he told us by email. “It was quickly contained and was not a threat to the wild land.”
The second fire occurred about 8:45 PM yesterday evening. Lawsky wrote that Telegraph Ridge Fire, Honeydew Fire and Cal Fire responded to an abandoned trailer that had been set on fire. “This was less than a half mile from the fire earlier,” he stated.
He pointed out, “Both Telegraph Ridge and Honeydew are all volunteer departments. These suspected arson fires waste a lot of time, energy, and resources.”
Lawsky asked, “If anyone has any information about who may be setting these fires, or has seen a vehicle leaving the scene, please help your local firefighters, by contacting Cal Fire.”