Trabuco Canyon: Suspected Arsonist Arrested for Starting the Holy Fire now Burning 4,100 Plus Acres 


A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting the 4,100-acre Holy Fire. Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, an owner of a cabin in the area is the alleged suspect. The fire has burnt more than 4,100 acres in the Cleveland National and is threatening communities in Southwest Riverside county.

He was booked for suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Clark is being held on $1 million bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.

The Holy Fire seems to be intensifying Wednesday as it continues to burn out of control for the third day. Firefighters are stretched as crews deal with steep and the rugged terrain between Orange and Riverside counties.

Hundreds of firefighters are on the front lines. Ten helicopters and seven fixed-wing aircraft are assisting the firefighters. No major injuries have been reported.

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