YUCAIPA – A Yucaipa man faces charges in connection with multiple fires set in July and August of 2017, authorities said. Jarrod Samra, 23, was located near the location of a reported fire in the area of Bryant Street and Highway 38 on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at around 2:33 p.m.
Deputies from the Yucaipa station responded to the report of the vegetation fire just north of Bryant Street. When deputies arrived they saw a vehicle in the area where the fire originated and made contact with driver, Jarrod Samra. Samra was detained for further investigation. The incident led to the investigation, including an interview of Jarrod Samra. At the conclusion of the investigation Samra was booked into the Central Detention Center for Arson. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Authorities believe that Samra is also responsible for the following fires:
Bryant Fire 7-7-17 Hwy38/Bryant St Yucaipa burned 76 acres
Hidden Fire 7-12-17 Hwy 330/Highland Avenue Highland burned 43 acres (injured one firefighter)
Bridge 2 Fire 7-14-17 Greenspot/Iron Bridge Highland burned 460 acres
Piedmont Fire 7-16-17 Seine/Piedmont San Bernardino burned ⅛ acre
Siene Fire 7-22-17 Seine/Piedmont San Bernardino 25 acres
Trout Fire 7-28-17 Hwy 330/MM34 in Highland (spot fire)
Helen Fire 7-28-17 2575 Glen Helen Parkway in Devore (spot fire)
Bryant 2 Fire (2 fire starts) 8-3-17 Hwy 38/Bryant in Yucaipa 325 acres (two firefighter injuries)
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Yucaipa Police/Sheriff at (909)918-2305. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization