West Coast Fires Started by Arsonists Not Global Warming
Fires engulfing many parts of the West Coast have devastated communities.
In Oregon, almost 100,000 homes and businesses were without power as crews battled large fires in Clackamas County, south of Portland.
Washington state was seeing 'unprecedented' fires, with 500 square miles burning on Monday alone.
In Northern California, helicopters have rescued hundreds of people stranded in the Sierra National Forest, where the Creek Fire was burning.
The Democrats and the media are using the fires in California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon to argue that this is the evidence of "Global Warming."
However, recent arrests in East Washington and Oregon show that the fires were intentionally set off.
Spokane police arrested serial arsonist Christine Comello for starting fires in East Spokane last week. Comello was arrested on Monday. She was also accuse of burglary and arson at a local business in Spokane.
Spokane Police arrested a woman for allegedly starting fires in East Spokane while crews were trying to fix fallen power lines and put out electrical fires on Monday.
An officer was responding to a fire call by Magnolia and Riverside; there had been several fallen power lines that day, so he went to investigate.
Instead, he found grass and a pallet on fire outside of a business, with no way it could have started outside of arson, according to Police. A few blocks away, the same officer spotted another fire in an alleyway, next to an old oil drum by a garage and some trees…
…Officers eventually identified 36-year-old Christine Comello, who lied to police about her name. Comello had a felony warrant for burglary and reckless burning, tied to another incident a few weeks prior where she reportedly started fires at a Spokane Valley business.
Comello was identified in surveillance video and confirmed to be the suspect by witnesses, and a lighter and burnt paper was found in her pocket.
In Oregon, MSM reported that two men were also arrested for arson.
A man faces accusations he tried to start a fire in the woods near the frisbee golf course at Dexter State Recreation Area on Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to the scene and found passersby had quickly put out the fire, the Dexter fire chief said earlier this week.
The fire was in a wooded area and was approximately 5 feet in diameter before it was extinguished by two people playing frisbee golf in the area,” the sheriff’s office said. “A man in a minivan was seen leaving the area shortly before the fire was discovered.”
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office investigated the fire.
On Thursday, deputies arrested Jonathan Maas, 44, of Springfield on suspicion of arson in the first degree in connection with the Dexter fire.
Michael Jarrod Bakkela was arrested for allegedly starting the Almeda Fire that roared through Phoenix and Talent, Oregon:
A man faces accusations he set a fire during the Almeda Fire that roared through Phoneix and Talent this week.
“This case is separate from the Almeda Fire investigation but the investigations have been a joint effort by the Major Assault Death Investigation Unit,” the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
The investigation started September 8 with a report to 911 that residents witnessed the man “lighting a fire behind their house on Quail Lane,” the sheriff’s office said. “Due to the impending fire, the witnesses had to flee their home and could not be interviewed immediately.”
When deputies and state troopers arrived, they found Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, standing “close to a very large fire threatening several homes, the sheriff’s office said.