Former college professor charged with starting four wildfires in California

A former college professor has been charged with starting four wildfires in northern California.

It is alleged that Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, ignited blazes in July and August which could have trapped crews as they fought the Dixie Fire– thesecond-biggest wildfire in state history.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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