Illegal fireworks sparked El Dorado County fire, Cal Fire says

[KCRA Sacramento]

LATROBE, Calif. — An Elk Grove man was arrested on suspicion of using illegal fireworks, which sparked a 300-acre grass fire in El Dorado County that prompted the evacuation of several homes on the Fourth of July, according to Cal Fire.

Jacob Morris, 21, was booked Wednesday into the Sacramento County Jail and accused of "recklessly causing the Shingle Fire," Cal Fire officials said.

The blaze, named the Shingle Fire, ignited about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Shingle and Latrobe roads and charred about 316 acres ...