CA Governor Newsom Gaslights Trump Again, This Time It's the Fires
"People that want to roll back vehicle emission standards so you could spend more money at the pump and produce more greenhouse gas emissions, to create more of what you see around me — it's beyond the pale of comprehension," Newsom said. "We're fighting against that and will prevail as long as more people come to this cause."
Governor Newsom (quote taken from Los Angeles Times article )
"We got another one." Second man arrested for intentionally starting brush fire in Pierce County
"PARKLAND, Wash. — Troopers with the Washington State Patrol on Thursday said they have arrested a second person for intentionally starting a brush fire in Pierce County.
"Troopers said someone saw a man setting fire to grass with a match near State Route 512 and State Route 7 and called police. Troopers arrived at the scene, chased the man, and took him into custody.
"Thursday's arrest comes one day after a 36-year-old Puyallup man was arrested for allegedly starting a large brush fire which temporarily shut down state Route 167 and several ramps near Meridian Avenue.
"Fire danger remains very high across Washington due to low humidity and high temperatures. More than 480,000 acres in Washington have burned since Monday."
We got another one! Great job Trooper Morefield. A pedestrian decided to match light the grass at SR-512 and SR-7. Citizen observed and alerted 911. After a short foot chase, one is in custody and on his way to jail. #Justice #Beatrooper @CentralPierce pic.twitter.com/ePJMHU4tUd— Trooper Ryan Burke (@wspd1pio) September 10, 2020
Police arrest Puyallup man for starting large wildfire
"PUYALLUP, Wash. — Puyallup police and state troopers arrested a 36-year-old Puyallup man Wednesday for allegedly starting a large brushfire which temporarily shut down state Route 167 and several ramps near Meridian Avenue.
"A man with the exact same name as the one police arrested recorded a Facebook live of that fire saying he reported it to first responders.
"Puyallup police told KIRO7 News they were made aware of the Facebook live -- which showed his interaction with officers -- after the arrest.
"I'm out here on 167 right now," the man said in the live stream. " Looks like a fire literally just started and I just rolled up on it and it looks like it's going crazy. I'm here with the police and they're talking to me about it because I just called it in."
"In Graham, a person was seen intentionally setting fire to a field in front of a business in the 10400 block of 229th St E. early Wednesday morning.
"This was one hundred percent intentional, there is zero doubt," Said Jonas Pettit, the owner of Vac Tech Septic and Water.
"Surveillance shows the suspect drive up, dumping gasoline and a match, setting fire to dry grass next to the business.
"Pierce County detectives have the video--which doesn't show the suspect or the vehicle--but Pettit says it does shows a random act of potential devastation.
"You watch the flame and then where he flips it, and it just boom! Big ball of flame," he said.
"Firefighters and a lack of wind kept the flames from destroying their business only a few yards beyond the burn.
"If the wind would've been blowing like it was the other night, you wouldn't have stopped this, it would have added onto the other fire in Graham," Pettit said.
"The area is only a couple of miles from the Graham fire which destroyed eight homes."
VIDEO: Investigators looking into whether some wildfires were intentionally set https://t.co/WSXFzRjM88— Peggy Napier (@pnapier7) September 12, 2020