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Man faces manslaughter, marijuana charges stemming from Bully fire
Man faces manslaughter, marijuana charges stemming from Bully fire

A suspected marijuana farmer faces an involuntary manslaughter charge after a body was found at a massive Shasta County wildfire ignited by his vehicle's exhaust system. Freddie Alexander Smoke III, 37, also faces three counts of recklessly causing a fire and one count of marijuana cultivation, according to the Shasta County district attorney's office. Authorities discovered a man's body July 16 near a home in the vicinity of Platina and Bully Choop roads, within the burn area of the 12,661-acre Bully wildfire. The victim, who has not been identified, appears to have been attempting to flee the burn area, according to authorities with the California Department of...

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