Prucell Pleads Guilty For Irish Fire

Prucell Pleads Guilty For Irish Fire

A guilty plea has been entered by the man accused of starting last summer’s Irish Fire. According to the Amador County District Attorney’s Office, Jeffrey Purcell has pled to one count of “recklessly causing a fire of a structure or fores”, in the  July 6th fire in the Willow Creek area, known as the Irish Fire.  As a result of his actions, 825 acres burned, including structures and vineyards, and caused mandatory evacuations for dozens of families.  As part of the plea, Purcell must pay restitution to victims impacted by the fire.  Due to the widespread impact on victims, directly impacted by fire damage, and indirectly by evacuations, the DA’s office is attempting to gather information on those impacted.  If you incurred any out-of-pocket damages as a result of the Irish Fire, please contact the Amador District Attorney’s Office at 223-6444 with your name, address, and contact number.  Victims of the Irish Fire also have the right to submit impact statements at Purcell’s sentencing on March 7 in Amador County Superior Court.

Written by KVGC Staff

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