Man suspected of starting California ‘Holy Fire' calls allegations ‘a lie'

Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 19:23:39-04

The man suspected of sparking a fast-moving fire in Southern California called the allegations against him a “lie” while in court Friday. 

51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark stared directly into the courtroom camera and made multiple outbursts during today's hearing. 

When his bail was ordered to remain at $1 million,  Clark said he could "easily" pay that amount "right now."

Clark's arraignment was postponed until Aug. 17.

He was arrested Tuesday night and has since been charged with aggravated arson and other crimes. 

If convicted Clark could face life in prison. 

The "Holy fire" is one of more than a dozen wildfires burning throughout California. 

So far, it's scorched more than 10,000 acres of the "Cleveland National Forest."

Officials say it is just 5 percent contained.