Sonora, CA — At 8:15 this morning Mark Catlin Wainwright is scheduled to appear in Department Three of the California Superior Court for Tuolumne County to answer to four misdemeanor charges involving the Friday, April 18 Cold Springs fire that destroyed a residence belonging to Susan Gast at 29987 Mariposa Drive.
A vehicle and a boat on the Gast property were destroyed. Two other homes were damaged.
The point of origin of the fire was an escaped debris burn just off a dirt road south of Kerns Rd. Wainwright allegedly had started two debris fires earlier in the week.
According to CAL Fire the blaze covered approximately 20 acres.
Written by Bill Johnson