Police Arrest Man for Starting the Destructive Boles Fire

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Ronald Beau Marshall (Courtesy: Weed Police Department)
Ronald Beau Marshall (Courtesy: Weed Police Department)

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Police have arrested a man suspected of starting the Boles Fire, which destroyed at least 150 homes in the city of Weed.

Officers say 24-year-old Ronald Beau Marshall had been identified as a person of interest early on in the investigation.

The Holy Family Catholic Church in Weed was destroyed by the Boles Fire.
The Holy Family Catholic Church in Weed was destroyed by the Boles Fire.

Between Sept. 15 and Sept. 20, the Boles Fire burned 479 acres and 150 homes.

Marshall was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on charges of arson of an inhabited structure or property, arson of a structure or forest and arson of property of another. His bail was set at $250,000.

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