Man arrested for starting wildfire with Molotov cocktail, gets released from jail, starts 6 more fires

Man arrested for starting wildfire with Molotov cocktail, gets released from jail, starts 6 more fires
El Dorado Fire (Image: Mt. Wilson Observatory screen grab)

[Ed. – Global warming made him do it … or something.]

A man who was arrested in Oregon after allegedly using a Molotov cocktail to start a wildfire was later released from jail but rearrested less than 24 hours later for allegedly starting six more small fires.

Domingo Lopez Jr., 45, was arrested after using a Molotov cocktail “to start a small brush fire,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Monday.

“On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 4:35p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to assist Portland Fire and Rescue with a brush fire in the 9600 block of East Burnside Street,” the statement reads. “Officers saw that a section of grass along the I-205 freeway was burning. Firefighters extinguished the fire. No one was injured and no structures were damaged.”

Trending: Was Joe Biden wearing a ‘wire’ during last night’s debate?

“About an hour later, East officers were flagged down by a witness who pointed out the suspect in a nearby tent,” the statement continues.

Continue reading →