Man Arrested After Illegal Fireworks Spark 316-Acre Blaze West of Latrobe

Jacob Morris, 21 (Credit: Cal Fire)

EL DORADO COUNTY — An Elk Grove man was arrested after lighting illegal fireworks and causing a grass fire west of Latrobe.

The 316-acre Shingle Fire started off South Shingle and Latrobe roads. Firefighters stopped the progress of the blaze around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says nearby residents had to be evacuated. No structures were destroyed by the blaze, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire officers arrested 21-year-old Jacob Morris and booked him into the Sacramento County Jail on Wednesday.