UPDATE: Authorities identify man suspected of starting Molino 2 Fire

Authorities are looking for this man who may have started the Molino 2 Fire while target shooting in the area.
Published: May. 2, 2023 at 2:22 PM MST|Updated: May. 4, 2023 at 3:21 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Authorities have identified the person suspected of starting the Molino 2 Wildfire.

The fire started Sunday, April 30 and resulted in the closure of the Catalina Highway in the Santa Catalina Ranger District, Coronado National Forest.

Surveillance video showed the individual shooting illegal shotgun rounds and the start of the wildfire.

Officials from the Coronado National Forest issued a statement saying “Coronado National Forest managers and Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations express their appreciation to the members of the public who provided multiple timely and actionable tips about the identity of the suspect who started the Molino 2 Wildfire. Thanks to this additional information investigators were able to properly identify, locate, and interview the responsible individual. The case has now been referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

Suspect firing gun
Suspect firing gun(Coronado National Forest)

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