9/11/20 Arson Arrest in Connection with Almeda Fire Complex (the SECOND FIRE near Phoenix)

An arrest for arson in one of the fires connected with the Almeda Fire Complex. Jackson County Sheriffs announces today (9/11 Friday) that 41-year old Michael Jarrod Bakkela has been arrested and to be charged with the start of a SECOND fire near the City of Phoenix on Tuesday 9/8, around 5pm. This fire is not the ORIGINAL start of the fire, which happened around 11am that same day in Ashland. The start of the Almeda fire is still under an arson investigation.



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