DUI Driver Causes Calaveras County Wildfire

DUI Driver Causes Calaveras County Wildfire

DUI Driver Causes Calaveras County Wildfire

DUI Driver Causes Calaveras County Wildfire

I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi personal injury attorney. A motorist caused a wildfire in Calaveras County in the vicinity of San Andreas due to their vehicle catching on fire. We’ve learned the motorist was driving under the influence.

What Happened?

A woman was driving under the influence while heading towards Mountain Ranch Road. The woman was behind the wheel of her 2002 Kia Ria when her right rear rim begin to kick up sparks. As a result of the said sparks, the woman’s vehicle suddenly caught on fire.

Wildfire Started

A wildfire ensued spreading to more than 450 acres which caused threats to multiple homes in the surrounding area. Reports state the wildfire nearly engulfed the same area that was affected by the Butte Fire of September 2015.

California Highway Patrol Reports

The woman that caused the wildfire in Calaveras County was identified by the California Highway Patrol as Renee Hogan. Authorities detained Hogan for driving under the influence at the time of the incident. Hogan will be facing other offenses relating to the wildfire.

Cal Fire Public Safety Announcement

Cal Fire Department advised drivers and homeowners to take extra precaution due to this being wildfire season. According to Nancy Longmore, a Cal Fire spokesperson, humans cause 90 percent of the wildfires each year and a majority of the fires are so preventable. The mission of Cal Fire Department continues to be to assist and prevent fires from happening in the beautiful and majestic state of California. Cal Fire has created an educational program in regard to wildfires that can help communities be prepared when they are faced with an unexpected wildfire. Red flag advisories and fire weather monitoring may be viewed here on Cal Fire’s website.

Lodi Personal Injury and Burn Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi personal injury attorney. If you or a member in your family was severely injured in a fire or a car accident, please contact me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. When calling from areas outside of the Sacramento and Lodi, you may dial me free of toll at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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