Man arrested in deadly California wildfire

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/18/2013 8:49 pm

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and murder in a blaze over the summer that destroyed dozens of homes and left one person dead in rural Northern California.

State fire Capt. Scott McLean says Zane Wallace Peterson, of Happy Valley, started two fires that turned into the September Clover Fire in Shasta County. The fire burned more than 12 square miles over about a week before it was contained.

The fire also destroyed more than 50 homes and claimed the life of 56-year-old Brian Henry. Peterson was arrested on Tuesday.

Shasta County Senior Deputy District Attorney Ben Hanna tells the Record Searchlight of Redding (http://bit.ly/1bQvw9a) Peterson was a former firefighter.

The newspaper says a woman who answered the phone at Peterson's home declined to comment.

 

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2013 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.