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Arson suspect arrested in Colusa County for fire that burned 2 homes

WILLIAMS -- A Colusa County man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a fire that destroyed a mobile home and damaged another residence and two sheds Thursday, Cal Fire officials said.

Karl Kristofors of Stonyford, a census-designated place in Colusa County, was burning trash in a burn pit behind his home at 3:49 p.m. Thursday and the fire spread to nearby structures, fire officials said.

Karl Kristofors
Cal Fire Law Enforcement arrested Karl Kristofors of Stonyford, Calif. and charged him with 2 counts of arson among other related charges.  Cal Fire via Bay City News

Firefighters from the Cal Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit quickly knocked down and contained the fires with minimal extension, according to officials.

Cal Fire Law Enforcement arrested Kristofors on suspicion of two counts of arson, negligently causing a fire to a structure, one count of negligently causing a fire to the wildland and three counts of unlawfully causing a fire during a declared state of emergency, officials said.

Kristofors was booked into the Colusa County Jail with bail of $250,000, according to Cal Fire.

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