STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CAUSE
On or about January 16, 2014, a wildfire was reported to be burning in the Angeles National Forest and surrounding public and private lands near Glendora, California, within the County of Los Angeles. 5.
The United States Forest Service and the Los Angeles County Fire Department initiated the fire suppression efforts and established an incident command system. The wildfire was named the Colby Fire. 6.
I responded to the Colby Fire as the lead criminal investigator and fire investigator at approximately 7:30 a.m. on January 16, 2014. 7.
As of the evening of January 16, 2014, the Colby Fire had destroyed over 1,700 acres of federal, state, local, and private lands. The fire had also destroyed five residences, damaged 17 additional structures, and resulted in injuries to one civilian and two fire fighters. 8.
On or about January 17, 2014, I reviewed an incident report prepared by Officer Nancy Miranda of the Glendora Police Department. Frommy review of the report, I have learned the following information: a.
At approximately 5:46 a.m. that morning, Officer Miranda was dispatched to the area of Loraine Avenue and Saga Street in the City of Glendora to begin evacuating residents in the area;