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Oregon woman holds suspected arsonist at gunpoint as wildfires rage

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An Oregon woman forced a suspected arsonist to the ground at gunpoint after she found him on her property with matches, dramatic video footage shows.

“What are you doing on my property? Did you light anything on fire?” Kat Cast shouts as she clutches a firearm, according to footage she posted on Facebook.

When the unidentified man responds that he was “just passing through,” she demands to know why he’s holding matches.

“I smoke,” he replies — to which Cast asks to see his cigarettes. The man then admits that he has none, and she holds him there until police arrive and haul him away in handcuffs.

The confrontation came as intense wildfires tear through the state and other parts of the West Coast — with smoke from the blazes reaching as far as Europe.

“If I need to do this again to protect my family and my neighbors, I will in a heartbeat do it again, except this time I will not be as nice as I was,” Cast wrote in the Facebook post, which also featured a photo of the suspected arsonist being handcuffed by cops.

She declined to comment further on the incident.

“I will not put my family in danger by exposing myself any more than what I have already,” Cast wrote.

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It wasn’t immediately clear where in Oregon the incident occurred or what the man had been charged with.


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