Man Arrested for Arson in Redway
About 6:30 a.m., on Sunday, October 8, a fire started across from the Redway Shell gas station. This was only half a day earlier than when the first fires blew up across Northern California killing 40 people. Fortunately, this fire was quickly put out.
Humboldt County deputies responded to the fire scene and attempted to arrest Dylan Baker. According to Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, “We had some witnesses point him out to us. He fled initially and then we caught him later that morning.”
Taylor said, Baker was arrested for intentionally setting a fire and for violating probation. Baker was on probation for arson-related charges at the time of his arrest.