Man charged in arson fire near college in Truckee

Scott Stevenson.Nevada County Sheriff's Office photo,
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TRUCKEE, Calif. (KOLO) - A man is charged with felony arson, accused of starting a fire near Sierra College's Tahoe-Truckee campus.

It happened Tuesday, October 8, 2019 on the south slope off West River Street.

Truckee Police say 66-year-old Scott Stevenson was suspiciously trying to leave the area, and told responding officers that he was having hallucinations that the flaming bush was "Moses" and was talking to him.

Officers learned Stevenson was not from the area and was passing through.

He was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City.

Crews with Truckee Fire and Cal Fire put the fire out quickly. No injuries were reported.

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Photo courtesy: Truckee Police Department
Photo courtesy: Truckee Police Department
Photo courtesy: Truckee Police Department