JOHN DAY, Ore. – A federal Forest Service worker was arrested in Oregon this week after a prescribed fire got out of control.
The incident happened at Starr 6 controlled burn in Malheur National Forest.
The burn-boss in charge of the fire was arrested by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office after the fire escaped and burned about 20 acres of private land.
A Forest Service spokesperson said the employee was doing an approved prescribed burn.
He was sent to jail Wednesday and charged with reckless burning.
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