Reminder: 2014 Boles Fire Anniversary
When: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Where:Weed - Siskiyou County
Organizer: Kim Patrick Noyes
Description: The Boles Fire was a wildfire that burned in Siskiyou County during mid-September 2014. On September 15, at 1:38 PM PDT, the Boles Fire ignited near Weed, California. At 10:30 PM PDT, later on the same day, the Boles Fire was reported at 350 acres and 15% containment. Over 100 structures were reported damaged or destroyed on that day. Later that day, the wildfire was reported at nearly 100% containment; however, this report turned out to be erroneous. On September 16, the Boles Fire had burned 375 acres (152 ha) and was only 20% contained. It also destroyed 150 residences and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people in Weed and Siskiyou County.
During the next couple of days, the Boles Fire increased to 479 acres (194 ha), before finally being fully contained on September 20. The wildfire also caused 1 injury. The Boles Fire destroyed a total of 150 residential structures and 8 nonresidential commercial properties, while damaging 4 single residences and 3 nonresidential commercial properties. The damage caused by the Boles Fire is currently unknown. The cause of the wildfire was reported as "under investigation."Ronald Beau Marshall was charged with arson in the Boles Fire case. As of December 5, 2014, Marshall was subject to a preliminary hearing in the matter. In 2015, Ronald Beau Marshall received 3 years for starting the fire. In 2016, Marshall was released from prison.
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