Arson arrest made in King Fire; Swansboro evacuated
AN AIR CRANE works along Spring Valley Road west of Ice House Road. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
The King Fire exploded to 70,944 acres between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and a man was arrested on a single charge of arson of forest land Wednesday night.
Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was booked into the Placerville jail Wednesday night on a charge of arson of a forest land. His bail was set at $10 million. He is under suspicion as the cause of the fire.
The fire doubled in size overnight, from almost 30,000 acres to nearly 71,000, with no change from the 5 percent containment.
"The fire continued to burn actively throughout the night," a Thursday morning update ... Continue Reading