Authorities Were Warned About The Alleged Holy Fire Arsonist For 3 Years


As California suffers one of the worst fire seasons in the state’s history, officials have arrested a man they suspect of starting some of the blazes. Now one local firefighter says much of the destruction could have been avoided had law enforcement not ignored years of complaints.

The suspected arsonist is 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, whose cabin in Holy Jim Canyon is the only structure in the area to remained untouched by the raging fires. Police believe he sent volunteer fire chief Mike Milligan an email a week before the fire began, threatening that “this place will burn.” He faces charges for arson, felony threat to terrorize, and resisting arrest.

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