A Washington man with a history of left-wing agitation was arrested Wednesday evening after he allegedly started a fire in the brush along a highway near Tacoma. Jeffrey Acord, 36, was charged for reckless burning in the second degree. He is now reportedly also a suspect in two other Washington wildfires.
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According to Protester Privilege, sources say Acord is now a suspect in two other wildfires in Washington, including the Bonney Lake fire that has burned more than 800 acres.
The Oregonian reported on Wednesday that a group of wildfires in Lincoln County may have been caused by human activity, as opposed to lightning or other natural ignition sources. These massive wildfires have have destroyed more than 2,400 acres.
At least five other individuals have been arrested for starting fires in Washington, Oregon, and California in recent days, although a connection to left-wing domestic terrorism has not yet been established.
Joint team effort!! WSP, Fife Pd and Puyallup PD just arrested a 36yr old Puyallup resident. He was caught in the median on SR-167@ Meridian setting a fire! He is currently on his way to jail! Great job everybody!#playstupidgames pic.twitter.com/8N3wHcT5kJ— Trooper Ryan Burke (@wspd1pio) September 9, 2020
Earlier in the day, Jeffrey Acord called in his own arson @PuyallupPD. He even filmed himself at the fires on Facebook livestream.— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) September 10, 2020
After questioning him, the Puyallup Police Department arrested him on suspicion that he started the fires. #AntifaFires #BidenFires pic.twitter.com/pSIvD2sSUn
LYNNWOOD, WA— Snohomish County PUD crews quickly discovered, “The power pole that had fallen had been cut. That was a first for us. That's not something we see very often. That's not something we see at all." #WestCoastFires https://t.co/EZoiwfAM9E— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) September 10, 2020
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR—Heard over the Police Scanner: “Suspicious Vehicle (Subaru) With Texas Plates Throwing Molotov Cocktails.”— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) September 11, 2020
Clackamas County faces mass evacuations due to ravaging fires. #ArsonExposed pic.twitter.com/WkEf9vzJa2
SILVERTON, OR—A husband fighting the Wilhoit Fires ran into 2 individuals wearing gas-masks trying to set fire to a hay barrel in a field. His wife details the event in this video. #ArsonExposed pic.twitter.com/K470U5ybHD— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) September 11, 2020
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR— Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office told bystanders at the scene of the fires that they are arresting individuals in connection with setting fires.— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) September 11, 2020
Arsonists can be seen under arrest in this video. #ArsonExposed pic.twitter.com/kuTpLOGLxZ
SeaTimes says claims that poltically-radical arsonists are setting fires are "unsubstantiated" and "false information"— Dori Monson (@dorimonson) September 11, 2020
FACT: man arrested for setting blaze on 167 is Antifa activist.
DNR has classified 30 fires in our state as "arson"
"unsubstantiated, false" @SeattleTimes ? https://t.co/5dg26KkKRd
At least seven people have been killed in wildfires that have devastated communities in California, Washington state and Oregon, leaving behind nothing but ash. https://t.co/FWhoNt2hDJ— KEYT NewsChannel 3 (@KEYTNC3) September 10, 2020