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Holy Fire: Suspect arrested in connection to fire that has burned over 6,000 acres

Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 19:05:23-04

According to Cleveland National Forest, an arrest has been made in relation to the Holy Fire. The suspect, Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was booked into the Orange County jail today on suspicion of two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest.

According to ABC7, he is being held on a $1 million bail and is set to be arraigned on Thursday, August 9.

The Holy Fire is just one of many wildfires burning across the state of California. This fire, which continues to rage near Trabuco and Holy Jim Canyon has burned over 6,200 acres and is only 5 percent contained.

According to ABC7, no major injuries have been reported. A video obtained by ABC 7 shows the suspect being arrested.

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