A Napa woman was arrested on suspicion of arson Wednesday morning after officials allege she started wildfires near the north end of Lake Berryessa, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire officials said that the woman, Debra Ann Windholz, 59, is not responsible for any fires related to the wildfires that began Oct. 8, devastating areas of Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties.

Officials said they did not have additional details about when the fires Windholz is suspected of starting occurred, how she may have started them and the damage, if any, they caused.

Windholz was arrested and booked at the Napa County on suspicion of 11 counts of arson to forest land. She is being held on $500,000 bail.

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“Arson of any type” will not be tolerated and suspected arsonists will be tracked down, officials said in a news release.

Suspicious activity should be reported to local law enforcement agencies. Tips may also be submitted through the Cal Fire Arson Hotline at 1-800-468-4408.


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S