PolitiFact California: Debunking Claims On Wildfire Causes Chris Remington Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. A Cal Fire firefighter works on hot spots in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2017. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu The conservative news outlet Brietbart made inflammatory claims about the Northern California wildfires that killed at least 41 people. A recent news article claimed the Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested a person on charges of arson related to the massive blazes. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols explains why this information is wrong and the impact on social media it created.