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On Sunday, August 7, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers made a fire-related arrest in the City of Merced in connection with an earlier fire in Amador County.

CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers in cooperation with the Merced Police Department, arrested Michael Bradley Mincer, age 31, for suspicion of arson near Highway 88 and Dalton Road in Jackson.

On Thursday, July 21, fire and law enforcement resources responded to a vegetation fire outside the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Through evidence obtained at the fire scene, the fire was determined to be arson. The fire investigation resulted in the location and arrest of the suspect located in the City of Merced. Michael Bradley Mincer was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of arson in the July 21, 2022, Amador County, Dalton Fire.

From January 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers made 108 arson arrests.

To report suspicious fire activity please call the Arson Tip Line at 1-800-468-4408.