EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – A $1 million bail has been set for a father and son accused of starting the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County.
They were arrested for reckless arson related to the fire, the district attorney’s office said on Facebook.
David Scott Smith, 66, and Travis Shane Smith, 32, were arrested pursuant to Ramey warrants, which means that the warrant is issued before criminal charges are filed.
Charges will come within the next 48 hours, and they will be arraigned on Friday December 9th, according to the DA’s office.
The massive wildfire burned more than 200,000 acres in El Dorado and Amador Counties, according to fire officials.
Over 1,000 structures were destroyed, 5 people were injured due to the fire.
The Caldor Fire was fully contained on October 21st, 2021.