1935-9-4 West Yucaipa Barn Packing House Burned

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1935-9-4 West Yucaipa Barn Packing House Burned - T P BB Ranch Worker Questioned in Jail As...
T P BB Ranch Worker Questioned in Jail As County Authorities Probe Long Series of Fires With eight mysterious fires in the last six weeks credited to a pyro- pyro- maniac, authorities yesterday qucs tioned a middlo-agcd middlo-agcd middlo-agcd ranch worker regarding his activities in the Red- Red- lands-Yucaipa lands-Yucaipa lands-Yucaipa district. He was held in the county jail while of ficials continued their investigation despite the prisoner's denial of any connection with the fires. Ed Guthrie, slate fire warden of the Yucaipa district, said that evi dence linked the suspect with Sunday morning blaze that destroyed destroyed Fred B. Espe's barn and packing shed, the damage approxl-mating approxl-mating approxl-mating $1,000. Espe lives at 799 Yu- Yu- caina boulevard, in the same dis trict between Redlands and Yucaipa that has been plagued by fires in recert weeks. ,-)AVALL ,-)AVALL ,-)AVALL BARN BURNS Fire on Tuesday night of last week destroyed a barn on the Ro land Tiavall ranch on Thirteenth street near Yucaipa boulevard. A spray rig, plow, ladders, boxes and a v agon were consumed by the fl?mes, the loss totaling $700. Insurance Insurance had expired a few days be- be- '.ore the fire. Incendiarism was suspected. Another recent fire damaged dwelling in the same area owned by G. A. Atwood, of the Redlands-Yu Redlands-Yu Redlands-Yu caina Land Co. The same evidence of incendiarism were claimed. There have been five other recent fires. Three of these were grass fires and the others did slight damage. damage. HOME NARROWLY ESCAPES Two state fire trucks responded to Sunday morning's alarm, which was at 3 a. m. The firemen and volunteers had difficulty preventing destruction of Espe's home. Foot prints at the scene of the fire were noted as evidence. De tention of a neighboring ranch worker, who has been in the dis trict only a few months, followed. Mr. Guthrie ordered the man held for investigation. Constable Clyde F. Glasgow has had the help of county officials in pressing the investigation. 0 AG II. BURNED

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 04 Sep 1935, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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