FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A man has been arrested for allegedly starting a fire
in a northern Arizona forest by walking away from a campfire and violating
Federal prosecutors said Friday that 49-year-old Stacy A. Postel remains in
custody pending trial.
U.S. Forest Service police arrested Postel on May 22 after a four-acre wildfire
was extinguished on the Kaibab National Forest near the town of Parks.
Authorities determined the fire was caused by an abandoned campfire that wasn’t
Witnesses told police about a man with a large bedroll and backpack walking
away from the fire and that led them to Postel, whose last known address is in
He’s been charged with five misdemeanors, each carrying a maximum penalty of
six months in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.