Northern California authorities have arrested a man they say started a deadly wildfire last month.
    
California's fire agency said Thursday that it arrested 32-year-old John Colin Eagle Skoda after investigators concluded that a debris fire he started turned into a 60-square-mile blaze that killed one person and destroyed 35 homes.
    
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Suzi Brady said Skoda quickly lost control of the unpermitted debris fire he started in Siskiyou County about 300 miles (485 kilometers) north of San Francisco.
    
The July 5 wildfire also forced thousands of residents to evacuate and temporarily shut down Interstate 5, a major north-south corridor.
    
Skoda, of San Francisco, was booked on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and fire-related charges. Jail records don't indicate if he is represented by an attorney.

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Original Story: CAL FIRE says the deadly wildfire burning on the California-Oregon state line is now 98% contained. The 38,008-acre blaze started last Thursday near the community of Hornbrook.

The fire, one of many in the drought-ridden U.S. West, killed one person in their home and destroyed 82 structures.

It also injured three firefighters, including one who had severe burns to his face and had to be hospitalized.

CAL FIRE says the firefighter was released Sunday from UC Davis hospital burn center in California.

It jumped into Oregon over the weekend.

California Gov. Jerry Brown previously declared a state of emergency, citing "extreme peril" to people and property.

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