So. Who are the arsonists behind the roaring fires from hell in Southern California? Jack Cashill ventures a guess.
Arson suspected in California fires
SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Authorities inSouthern California said they believe two of the firesthat recently ravaged the area were intentionallystarted.
Authorities have offered a $150,000 reward for findingthe arsonists believed to be responsible for the Rosafire in Riverside County and the massive SantiagoCanyon fire in Orange County, CBS News reportedFriday.
Two men have been arrested and one other questionedbut authorities wouldn't comment on the suspects.
Officials earlier said the Santiago Canyon Fire hadbeen determined by a task force of federal, state andlocal agencies to have been started by arsonists intwo separate "points of origin."
Orange County Fire Authority Chief Chip Prather saidin a news conference that the fire was set in theperfect spot to inflect maximum damage.
"The persons or persons who did this were eitherexceptionally lucky or they have some knowledge aboutwhere you might want to do the most damage when youset a fire," he said.
"I wonder, frankly, if we didn't have this arsoncaused fire here, how many of our resources we mighthave had available to respond to other parts of thestate."