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onal Inside $ -'Uon | Arts & Entertainmer Opinion & Perspectf Letters to the Editor Vitals :major t tre in Call- raging from east to Su. ast Week, sent a entire state-- can ignite a ~as started at 3 May 27, by a It eventually 4,500 acres than 1,900 from "pretty firefighting imagine," ac- Merritt, a U.S. fire informa- H. Bushey, 61, of Was cited for al. the fire and If con. misde. faces a $1,000 Year in jail for Lassen Coun- Attorney Bob ze doubts such filed. Howev- Would wait un- investigators, a final deci. to prove negli- said on Friday, Wondering if I'm that." that the Call- Partment of Fire Protection civil legal unit, go af. fire sup. lay, June I, the Devil Fire more than $4.4 ,ut $2.5 million had been de- to a corn- -from the Su- gency Fire A IwlkI l m' When they noticed the fire, fire started, both tried to put it out. target Bushey was "horror a .308-caliber struck," according to Shores property ?He's really down," Shores about a said. Corral. Bushey was hospitalized Ofabout 20 acrestwice for smoke inhalation. of Devil's Cor. His wife suffered burns to her kept an older arms and was treated and re- in the property,leased. Repeated attempts to rares, a captaincontact the Bushey's were un- s Lassen Modoc successful. nterviewed the "I know exactly how it started," Shores said. "He es up here to had a steel jacket bullet and it Ores said. "He hitarock." shoot, to get More flames probably city. erupted when the casing from a stick inthe hot bullet hit the brush, reportedly he said. The only way for away and went shooters to avoid starting With his wife. lkm Ihvll, 2B f l)O poands of wator oa the Dovfl Fh,o Mmy 30, u nret51 j Photo by Shay a Ashn e begin to get the upper hand. me Wednud , May north of 8mutb lMdo Iltood. ,11,, e, Ood a flare.up of the Devil's fire In area of the Ik mm Nv.