On Friday, August 10, trial in Santa Ana (California) brought by a local resident Forrest Gordon Clark. He was arrested by police on suspicion of arson. According to local authorities, 51-year-old Clarke sent an email to the chief of the voluntary fire brigade of threatening letters. One of them said, “This place will be burned.”
Soon after, in southern California there was a fire, called “Holy.” The flame rises to the sky and is reminiscent of the fire, according to us media. The fire place was installed. There is a house Clark, who for several years was constantly engaged in skirmishes with neighbors. As a result, the fire destroyed 12 houses, but the house of the Forrest survived.
Forrest Gordon Clark
During the arrest, Clark resisted the police. Therefore, it is also charged with terrorism. The judge set bail in the amount of one million dollars. Hearing this, Forrest said: “I’m willing to pay right now! A million? I make the same amount a piece of cake!”
The Houston Chronicle reports that Clark from the beginning had behaved inappropriately. The hearing was held on August 9, but had to move — Forrest refused Thursday to go to court. He even tore off all my clothes and was standing naked when the guards of the prison in which he was placed, he tried to bring the accused from the camera.
During the meeting, Clark never looked at the judge. But, knowing that it is removed, looking directly into the lens and kept repeating: “All allegations against me is a lie!”
One of the journalists tried to talk to Forrest. Clark told him: “My life was in danger. They said incite me eight Mexicans Mexicans huge! And they will kill me”. However, he did not say who threatened him.
Hosted by the Clark fire is one of the three largest in California. “Holy” has already destroyed 10 of thousands of acres of forest. Two other hearth are called “Complex of Mendocino” and “Carr”. The cause of the fire in Mendocino is not yet established. But the “fire Carr” came from… a flat tire! A spark from the friction of the tires and asphalt July 23, escalated into a deadly fire that has been raging for more than two weeks.
Forest fires this year were the largest in California history. The authorities acknowledged that to extinguish them fail at least until the first week of September. The US President Donald trump has offered to cut down trees to stop the spread of fires.
According to official data, the fire covered 600 thousand acres and continues to expand. Until fire control about five percent of the fire area because of the extremely high temperature.
In fighting fires attended by nearly 14 thousand people, including firefighters from other States — Arizona, Washington and Alaska. They help military as well as experts from Australia and New Zealand specifically to work in the United States have been training in Idaho. To fight fire use aircraft.
Fire has attracted even prisoners. More than a thousand of them fighting with fire on a voluntary basis and receive $ 2 per day, plus $ 1 for each hour of work.