A 56-year-old woman is accused of arson in Butte County.
Mery Thomasson-Behring was arrested early Wednesday on an outstanding warrant for eight counts of arson in forest land in the area of Cohasset Road in North Chico, according to a Butte County Sheriff’s Office news release. The arrest followed a lengthy investigation by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Cal Fire officials noted that the area has a high potential for large, destructive fires that could threaten people’s homes and lives.
Thomasson-Behring was booked into Butte County Jail and is being held in lieu of $600,000 bail.
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