I know, it gets old for us, too. It\’s constant these days. No lightning, it is suspected to be arson. I say, Name them and Shame them!
KRCR – Federal agents caught an alleged serial arsonist accused of lighting fires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. 38-year-old Eric Michael Smith of Redding is accused of setting four fires between June 23 and July 29. Smith faces a federal arson charge, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced Thursday. Smith became a suspect after his car was spotted on Gilman Road shortly before the first fire was lit on June 23. Federal Agents then put a tracking device on his car and started trailing him as he drove through rural areas of the Northstate. Smith\’s car was traced to the areas that the subsequent fires were lit, according to court documents. Officials say that Smith also left several campfires unattended.