Man Arrested For Arson For Helena Wildfires
If you’re like me, you’ve been saying “NOT YET” to the recent news of wildfires in Montana. It turns out that yes, some are from “natural” causes – but the series of wildfires in Helena has been from suspected arson. Police have 19 year-old Fredrick J. Maw in custody for arson in the Sweats Gulch Complex fires, and is also suspected in the Priest Pass fire and the Spokane Hills Fire.
The Sweat Gulch Complex fires range in size from one to 200 acres. Three of the smaller blazes are at or near containment. A 100-acre fire called Hunter Gulch is 40 percent contained and still actively burning. At this point, no one has been evacuated and no structures are in danger.