Authorities: Calif. man facing charge of starting AZ fire, crews brace for strong win

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    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a California man and charged him with starting a 350-acre wildfire burning near downtown Flagstaff that prompted evacuations of homes and a hotel.

    Flagstaff city spokeswoman Kimberly Ott says 54-year-old Randall Wayne Nicholson is facing a charge of burning of a wildland, a misdemeanor. Ott says no hometown was listed for him.

    Ott says investigators believe Nicholson was camping in the area where the fire started and built a small fire Saturday for either cooking or making coffee. Ott says Nicholson is believed to have dumped hot coals from his campfire underneath an open grill on the ground.




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    A Californicator should KNOW how to prevent fire. But no, not this DUmmie.
     

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