August 4, 2014

In parched California, beware of humans near dry brush

Authorities say alleged marijuana farmer Freddie Alexander Smoke III was indifferent to the danger of fire. They say Smoke, a 37-year-old Sacramento man, failed to consider that his rental truck and its hot exhaust pipe might ignite the dry grass July 11 as he was hauling soil amendments to a pot garden in Shasta County.

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