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Napa Woman Arrested, Charged with Starting Lake Berryessa Fires

A woman from Napa Valley has been arrested on suspicion of arson after officials say she started wildfires near the north end of Lake Berryessa in Northern California.

A suspected arsonist is in custody following her arrest in connection with 11 suspicious fires near Lake Berryessa in Northern California.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you were injured or someone you know died in the Napa / Sonoma County fires, or if you are a winery owner or own another business that suffered property damage, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

December 8, 2017 – Debra Ann Windholz, 59, was arrested about 6:30 AM Wednesday on 11 counts of arson to forest land, according to the Press Democrat.

Cal Fire released no details regarding how they believe Windholz may have caused the wildfires, which occurred around Lake Berryessa in 2016 and 2017, but have stated she wasn’t involved in the recent firestorm in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties.

In that series of fires, some 8,400 structures were destroyed, 160,000 acres of land was burned, and at least 42 people died.

Moody’s has estimated the insured losses for property and casualty insurers from the Northern California blazes “will be among the costliest wildfires on record for U.S.”

The investigation into the cause of those fires is still ongoing, and it could still be weeks before the probe is complete and details are released.

Do I Have a Napa Fire Lawsuit?

The Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Napa Valley Fire / Sonoma Fire lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury and property damage cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured or someone you know died in the Napa / Sonoma County fires, or if you are a winery owner or own another business that suffered property damage, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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