Heard about this earlier today and have since found some more information.
From Wildfire today:
“ A US Forest Service employee serving as the Burn Boss on a prescribed fire was arrested Wednesday October 19 after the fire escaped and burned approximately 18 acres of private land.”
This is in an area with a decent amount of anti government sentiment. From the Oath Keepers 2014 standoff at Sugar Pine Mine, to the Hammonds 2006 Arson, set while knowing firefighters were asleep upslope, to the Malheur wildlife refuge occupation (2016) in protest of the Hammonds conviction.
Should be interesting to see how it develops.