Arson Arrest In Yolo County

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, October 12, 2006

37-year-old Robert Eric Eason is being charged with a dozen felony counts of arson. One of the fires charred 1,000 acres and threatened several structures last month. Tina Rose is with the California Department of Forestry. 

"99.999% of all firefighters would never in a million years think of doing something like this. This is definitely an exception to the rule and it’s frankly an embarrassment, it’s shameful." 

Investigators think Eason may also be responsible for dozens of other fires over the past 18-years. He has volunteered with the Capay Fire District since the late 1980s.