An 8 a.m. fire destroyed the residence (above) of Kenneth Scott Elrod at the far northern end of Sand Pit Road outside of Cassel last Tuesday morning.
The fire, which also threatened the wildland, drew a large response of equipment from Cal Fire and nearby fire departments and companies Tuesday morning.
Photos by Walt Caldwell
A Cal Fire investigator was also called and there were several deputies present.
Elrod ordered Mountain Echo off the property and threatened to “whip your ___.”
The Cal Fire Battalion Chief had started turning around additional incoming equipment by 8:30 a.m. The Battalion Chief requested deputies because of threats made to the homeowner. Per homeowner, two Latin males were seen leaving the area on foot, and made a comment “How do you like that”, as the house was burning. No clothing description was given.