- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 32-year-old man has been arrested on the site of a massive wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains after police said he cultivated an extensive marijuana operation worth $700,000.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2dxFFzs ) Thursday that Yariv Dorr was arrested after officials served a search warrant at a property on Wednesday morning.

The grow is not connected to the wildfire, which charred 7 square miles and destroyed at least a dozen homes. The fire, which started Sept. 26 between Los Gatos and Morgan hill, is nearing full containment.

Sgt. Richard Glennon, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, says California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection investigators are focusing their probe on another property in the area.

Dorr was being held at Santa Clara County Jail on $20,000 bail. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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