A man has been arrested for the King Fire and is being held on arson charges and $10 Million bail – so apparently not just a idiot with a careless cigarette flicked out a car window, or a bad-bad hunter who’s bullet missed Bambi and hit a rock that sparked it.
Meanwhile more than 3,300 firefighters are battling the blaze, and officials say it is costing $5 million a day to fight. Also some
230,000 340,000 gallons of retardant has been dropped – more I’m sure already as I watch two planes fly overhead…
UPDATE: The arrestee’s name is the same as the former presidential-race hopeful and recent ambassador to China, but probably not related.
Update from the NewsMedia: As of Friday morning, the King Fire had spread to 76,376 acres. About 12,000 homes are threatened by flames. It’s unknown how many have burned.