A woman driving on a tire rim is suspected of causing multiple fires in San Andreas, California. After a tire went flat, Renee Hogan continued driving as the tire caught fire and sparks were created as the metal rim dragged on Mountain Ranch Road.
Several fires started in the nearby vegetation that eventually merged to become the Willow Fire which has burned 450 acres and required evacuations in the Willow Valley Subdivision.
The California Highway Patrol arrested Ms. Hogan at the easternmost fire, which also burned her vehicle. She was initially arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. Upon further investigation, she was arrested for causing a fire that resulted in a structure burning, seven counts of causing a fire to forestland or a structure, and one count of committing a violation during a declared state of emergency.