Homeless Started Parkway Fires ?

According to this report from KCRA, that is the opinion of the firefighters concerning the recent Parkway fires near North Sacramento.

An excerpt.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —On Monday, Sacramento city firefighters told KCRA 3 they know who likely started the grass fire that burned 100 acres last Thursday along the American River Parkway, near Cal Expo.

And Sacramento County park rangers have discovered what they believe is the point of origin on that blaze, but concede that preventing future fires there is difficult.

Park ranger Tim McElheney took KCRA 3 deep inside the underbrush, showing a trail of evidence leading to the starting point of that fire.

“On the left is your burn area,” McElheney said. “On the right is an area where I’ve had illegal camps in the past.”…

Park rangers told KCRA 3 they are actively enforcing the city’s no-camping rule, but need more resources to combat the problem.

“I’m out here to get them to move,” McElheney said.

He then pointed to the charred terrain and said, “This is some of the consequences of their behavior.”

Firefighters told KCRA 3 they believe homeless campers started the fire.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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