Los Angeles County Sheriff Announces a Possible Suspect in Station Fire Arson Case

By: Wallin & Klarich

Babatunsin Olukunle has been arrested for setting a fire in the Angeles National Forest near where the Station Fire originated. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Liam Gallagher stated they are now also investigating into whether Olukenle has any connections to the Station Fire that was started 6 days later.

Olukunle was seen by two Forest Service Officers setting a smaller fire six miles from where the Station Fire was started, however, he escaped while they worked to extinguish the blaze. There had also been reports that Olukunle had been known to roam that area in the months prior to the Station Fire. Olukunle, who is a Nigerian national, has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of setting a fire on U.S. Forest Service Land.

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