Arson suspect arrested in Truckee wildfire case; some evacuations remain
TRUCKEE, Calif. (KOLO) - 5 P.M. UPDATE: The Truckee Police Department announced they have arrested a woman on suspicion she started the Butterfield Fire.
“A female suspect was taken into custody after evidence was obtained indicating she was responsible for setting several spot fires which resulted in the fire,” Truckee police said on their Facebook page. “She later admitted to investigators of having set the fires intentionally.”
The fire was human-caused. Police are not releasing her name at this time.
3:30 P.M. UPDATE: Forward progress on the Butterfield Fire has been stopped and the fire is at 12 acres, the Truckee Fire Protection District reports.
The area around the Tahoe Truckee Sanitation agency remains under evacuation.
Crews will be on the fire throughout the night.
Water treatment operations were not affected.
Roads that are closed are Joerger Drive, Butterfield Drive and the Legacy Trail between Glenshire and downtown Truckee.
ORIGINAL STORY: A wildfire in Truckee prompted evacuations Thursday.
The Butterfield Fire was reported just after noon on July 7, 2022.
According to an evacuation map, the fire is near the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency on Butterfield Drive in Truckee.
The Truckee Fire Protection District reports the fire is 5-10 acres with moderate rate of spread.
Evacuation orders include the following areas:
-North of Martis Creek Road
-South of Glenshire Drive
-East of SR 267 Bypass, Joeger Drive, Glenshire Drive
-West of Royal Way
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