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[UPDATE: Not As Reported] Firefighters and Police Responding to Debris Fire in Willits After Adult Male Seen Lighting It and Fleeing

Scanner traffic beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. indicated firefighters and law enforcement are responding to Highway 101 in the Willits area near mile marker 55.75 after a male was seen riding a bike away from a debris pile he lit on fire.

The suspect was described as a white, adult male in a camouflage jacket.

UPDATE 8:50 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates California Highway Patrol officers have one person detained.

UPDATE 8:53 p.m.: The Incident Commander said the circumstances surrounding the call were “not as reported.”

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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