By New York Post. An Oregon woman forced a suspected arsonist to the ground at gunpoint after she found him on her property with matches, dramatic video footage shows.
“What are you doing on my property? Did you light anything on fire?” Kat Cast shouts as she clutches a firearm, according to footage she posted on Facebook.
When the unidentified man responds that he was “just passing through,” she demands to know why he’s holding matches.
“I smoke,” he replies — to which Cast asks to see his cigarettes. The man then admits that he has none, and she holds him there until police arrive and haul him away in handcuffs.
The confrontation came as intense wildfires tear through the state and other parts of the West Coast — with smoke from the blazes reaching as far as Europe. (Read more from “Must-See Video: Woman Holds Suspected Arsonist at Gunpoint as Wildfires Rage” HERE)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gives maggot-infested apples to wildfire victims, regrets ‘mistake’
By Fox News. Washington state is known for its apples — but Gov. Jay Inslee didn’t apear to do the popular fruit any public-relations favors last week.
The Democrat, in an effort to bring comfort to communities in Eastern Washington devastated by recent wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that were later found to be infested with apple maggot larvae, according to reports.
Thurston County, where Inslee lives, is an apple maggot quarantine area –meaning it was illegal for Inslee to bring homegrown apples from that area to a non-quarantine area like Douglas County, according to Q13 FOX in Seattle. . .
A basket of apples the governor gave to a retirement home in Omak, Wash., later tested positive for apple maggot larvae so officials were desperately trying to find the basket he left at a church in Omak, Wash., but no one knows where it went, according to the station. (Read more from “Washington Gov. Jay Inslee gives maggot-infested apples to wildfire victims, regrets ‘mistake'” HERE)
US Marines, friends brave Oregon wildfire, help save man’s home: report
By Fox News. A pair of U.S. Marines and their friends heading back from a road trip last week made a pit stop to save an Oregon man’s burning home during the state’s deadly wildfires.
The group was driving through what they described as “hell” near Estacada, Ore., on Labor Day, Sept. 7, when they spotted firefighters battling a fire. Video posted online shows at least one of the group members — wearing shorts — holding a sprinkler within feet of the blaze. . .
Louie Bec, one of the Marines in the video, said he noticed the large fires and just wanted to help.
“We saw a fire approaching a man’s house and firefighters were fighting another fire so we helped him,” he told Storyful. “I didn’t want to see that guy’s house go down.”
The official Twitter account of the U.S. Marine Corps appeared to get word out about their actions Wednesday night, posting the caption: “Facing Fire.”
As the wildfires blaze across the West Coast, two off-duty Marines sprang into action to help an Oregon man who found his home in the path of destruction. https://t.co/10sbvswJjs
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) September 17, 2020
(Read more from “US Marines, friends brave Oregon wildfire, help save man’s home: report” HERE)