Man Arrested After Reportedly Intentionally Starting Fire Early Tuesday

There was a tense situation west of Redding early Tuesday morning. Cal-Fire and Shasta County Fire responded to a report of a vehicle fire next to a home on Middletown Park Drive off Swasey. It turns out the fire was likely intentionally started and the suspected fire starter was held up inside the home. When the man confronted a Cal-Fire Law Enforcement Officer he was tased but it had no apparent effect. When Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they took the man into custody at gunpoint.