Man accused of starting Holy fire charged with 6 felonies

The Holy fire, razing nearly 10,000 acres, is one of 12 large blazes scorching California; the Carr fire claimed its eighth life.
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Transcript for Man accused of starting Holy fire charged with 6 felonies
It's to have wh us on a busy Thuy GHT. Tom llamas, in for David. We begin in thewest, newacuations happeniht now. The holyir I califor racing across the hills. Closing on neighborhoods and homes, youee I right T in the backyard of that home. New evacuations ordered just Mont ago. And this man, seen cfronting firefighte is suspected of arsoer art, charged with six felonies. Military troops and even prison inmates listed to help in the battle tonight, the fires he claimed yet another life. S will Carr is a the holy fire tonht. Reporter: Ton, the holy fire making a run,hreatening hundreds ofmes. The fire expling, now in nearly 10,000 ac Moren 20,000 residents here forced to evacuate.this fire S made a sio run. You can see those massive flames racing up this hillside. Check out how close T are to homes. We haveirefighter up her Ng ground, doing everything than to ptect these you can seehem sprang the homes down. Reporter: Meowner D watchilames the feet aw fm his me. Authorities say thisas started on purpose by an arsonist. What would your message that guy? Well, some stu probably can't say on tel reporter:he man aused of arting thiblaze, Forrest Clark, now charged with six felonies, uding aggravated arson.rtedly senng an e-mail to authorities that read, "This ple " cameras catching Clark in the fire ze oay do you know how Ed? Nodea. I was asleep. I had two ear plugs in. Reporter: More than 600 firefirse front LI prison inmates joining fig trying to cut a fi linehrough brush coated with firardant. Those risky nighttime aerial assaults continue. Spread. It can Geng wi eg with their RVice, everything's a calculated risk. Reporter: The one of 1 large fires scorching the state. Tragically, the Carr fire in rthern calorming its eighth life, a Cal fire mechanic killed in a C accident And will Carr joinings N from T frontlines. Will, we saw those homeowne ri there by flames. Arehey listeo those evacuation orders, and from yourt look likehings are getting more dire? Reporter: Tom, some peoe D to stay and fight, and you can tonight, their mmunity is painted red. I nt to W over re. There is a thickmf smoem behind those homestonight. Eally made tremendous run O theast couple O hour this is evidence that battles far from over. Tom? Will car right there on the fire line for us Ni willyou. We do move on to the deadly poing in

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