Man Arrested For Starting Wildfire With Molotov Cocktail, Gets Released From Jail, Starts 6 More Fires: Police | The Daily Wire

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Man Arrested For Starting Wildfire With Molotov Cocktail, Gets Released From Jail, Starts 6 More Fires: Police | The Daily Wire
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 […]

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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."

"About an hour later, East officers were flagged down by a witness who pointed out the suspect in a nearby tent," the statement continues. "Officers arrested the suspect, who confirmed he lit the fire with the device."

Authorities booked Lopez Jr. into the Multnomah County Detention Center "on charges of Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree," the statement adds. "Arson investigators are also doing follow-up to see if other charges are warranted."

Investigators recovered alleged evidence (pictured below) during their initial investigation.

Press Release: Suspect Starts Six More Brush Fires, Faces Additional Charges (Photo)
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) September 14, 2020

As reported by the New York Post, Lopez Jr. was booked into jail Sunday evening on charges of "reckless burning and second-degree disorderly conduct" and released later that night.

"The alleged arson comes as Oregon is one of the worst hit by wildfires devastating the West Coast, with at least 10 dead in the Beaver State," the Post notes.

The Portland Police Bureau later reported that the same suspect was arrested just hours later for allegedly starting more fires after being released from jail.

"On Monday, September 14, 2020, at 3:37a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched with Portland Fire and Rescue to a report of multiple fires burning along the west side of the I-205 freeway," the Portland Police Bureau said in a separate statement. "Portland Fire and Rescue extinguished three of them while passing community members put out the other three. All were caught early. No one was injured and no structures were burnt. Officers located Domingo Lopez, Junior walking along the shoulder and arrested him. They seized a lighter as evidence."

The suspect was cited six additional times on counts of Reckless Burning and was transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

One of the major fires that recently hit the West Coast — near Palm Springs, California — was allegedly caused by a pyrotechnic device that was used during a gender reveal party.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection issued a press release stating:

CAL FIRE Law Enforcement has determined the El Dorado Fire, burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party. The fire began at 10:23 am on September 5, 2020 in the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. The fire spread from the park to the north on to Yucaipa Ridge that separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from the City of Yucaipa. CAL FIRE reminds the public that with the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn't take much to start a wildfire. Those responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be held financially responsible and criminally responsible.


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Release The Kraken
1  seeder  Release The Kraken    one week ago

Over 20 suspects have been arrested and charged for lighting fires in the Pacific North West as confused Joe and company beat the drum of climate change.

Vic Eldred
1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Release The Kraken @1    one week ago

They really hate this country, don't they?

Dean Moriarty
2  Dean Moriarty    one week ago

I had a feeling arson was the source of the fires. We had a bad one about an hour from here that was found to be human caused but the perpetrator has not been identified. 

Release The Kraken
2.1  seeder  Release The Kraken  replied to  Dean Moriarty @2    one week ago

You can search the arrests and find them in local news articles, meanwhile the MSM continues to pitch the narrative these fires are caused naturally and naturally caused by climate change.

Meanwhile groups of Oregonians are setting up illegal road blocks to protect their properties from arson. Several Sheriff depts have warned citizens it is illegal to block roads and or detain people on public highways.

Sparty On
2.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Release The Kraken @2.1    one week ago

Much of the problem is poor forestry practices.  

Forests are not being maintained properly and the amount of forest fire ready fuel present to burn is at modern times highs in many places because of conservation efforts.

Which yields, prime time forest fire real-estate.    Ripe for the burn .....

Vic Eldred
2.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2.1.1    one week ago

It's hard to control fires when there is rotting foliage five feet high. There is no time for maintaining forests when it's all about solar energy which can't be dialed up during a heat wave.


"Left unsaid is that more than 130 million trees died throughout the state’s foothills and mountain ranges during the drought of 2011–2016 and were not removed from the forest floor, providing an immensity of natural kindling for fires. To walk in a Sierra Nevada forest during summers requires navigating not just over fallen limbs and branches, but also rotting trees—all amid dead brush and dead but still-towering brown pines. Gone are the periodic meadows and open spaces of the 1960s and 1970s, when logging companies harvested trees, thinned out the forests, replanted what was cut, and cleaned up the forest floor. Yet given California’s stringent anti-logging regulations of the last 20 years, there is no real California timber industry left, at least as it once was.
And scavenging even dead trees prompts a great debate, as environmentalists lecture on the advantages of letting the dead wood be. Or, as Sierra Club organizer Daniel Barad put it in a January 2018
Sacramento Bee op-ed: “Dead trees are vital components of the forest ecosystem and should be removed only when necessary.” He added of the state’s millions of dead conifers: “Most are in remote areas, and removing them would be extremely costly and ecologically devastating. The black-backed woodpecker, northern fisher and northern spotted owl are among the species that rely on dead tree habitat . . . Also, dead trees store carbon for decades. As they decompose, much of their carbon returns to the soil, where it is held for thousands of years. In a large-scale removal, all that carbon is disturbed.” Perhaps Sierra Club environmental sensitivity is well-meant, but such orthodoxy ensures that the summer and autumn air that 40 million residents breathe, along with the lives of thousands living in the mountains, become secondary concerns to beetles and woodpeckers."

Mark in Wyoming
2.1.3  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Sparty On @2.1.1    one week ago

I moved to western wyoming in the spring of 92, and the Yellowstone fires were still extremely fresh in everyones minds .

 logging was on the way out due to enviromentalists but , the locals had the presense to learn from  what happened  and they pretty much did what they could .

 the forest service back then even took into consideration those lessons and were listening to those that lived in the surrounding areas , but eventually that gave way to having to do what someone whom never even set foot in the place and saw what was actually on the ground said to do.

Now back then a good firewood spot was like a favorite fishing honeyhole , one kept it to themselves for as long as they could . I had one area , that was maybe 10 acres , that I used  to collect firewood from from 92 until i moved in 14, and i averaged 6 full cords a year for my own personal use , AND would cut wood for those that were not physically able to if they bought the tags from the forest service and paid my gas and oil  , average year for me during the spring and summer , would be cutting between 20 and 30 cords  and i never went outside that 10 acre area i mentioned , and it was all good dry standing dead.

Just before my move i found another honey hole for wood , that was twice as large , all beetle killed and no good for logging ( way too steep), but off the authorized travel routes , i was an aquaintance of the district ranger so i let them know and even took them out and showed them exactly where it was , all they said was too bad it cant be used., my comment was i know , but now you know about it incase of a fire and what you might be looking at.

 now getting it wasnt impossable , just a lot more difficult , and not feasable to do so for logging , but because of rules imposed by someone who has not set foot there , the likelihood is it will just stay there until it rots or burns.

Sparty On
3  Sparty On    one week ago

We do need a change of climate.   A climate without shitbirds like this who start fires.

Catch em and drop em in the fires they started.   If they fight their way out, they are free to go.   If they burn ...... no loss

Paula Bartholomew
4  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

I can't speak for OR, but here in CA we have had record breaking heat with one city hitting 122 degrees.  We also had a series of lightening strikes (100 +) that resulted in a lot of deep forest spot fires.  I don't know why our governor even tried to talk climate change to an idiot POTUS who only admits to it when he wants someone to build a sea wall to protect his golf course using "climate change" on the paperwork to get it built.


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