In two earlier posts Wildfire Today covered the conviction last month of a former Yolo County volunteer firefighter, Eric Eason, for starting a dozen wildfires. Wednesday he was sentenced to 40 years in prison for starting fires that started ranged from small ones, to one that burned 1,000 acres and killed 200 sheep.
Evidence was developed against Eason by using roadside cameras and a GPS tracking device attached to his car. Arson investigators said that to start the fires, he used matches and mosquito coils, slow-burning spirals of a clay-like insect repellant.
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