•   
  •   
  •   

US Woodland hermit's cabin fire leads to state investigation

19:10  05 august  2021
19:10  05 august  2021 Source:   msn.com

Cuomo Still Faces a DOJ Investigation — but the Real Action Is the State AG’s Probe

  Cuomo Still Faces a DOJ Investigation — but the Real Action Is the State AG’s Probe Don’t hold your breath waiting for Biden appointees to charge the governor.Last Friday, besides dropping cases on suspected Chinese spies, the Biden Justice Department quietly indicated, in a letter to some congressional Republicans, that it would not proceed with a civil-rights investigation of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 patients in public nursing homes.

CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office said Thursday it has opened an investigation into a fire that destroyed a small cabin where an off-the-grid hermit had lived for almost three decades.

In this undated photo provided by Jodie Gedeon, David Lidstone, 81, smiles in the woods of Canterbury, N.H. Lidstone has lived in the woods along the Merrimack River for nearly three decades  in a shack, growing his own food and cutting his firewood. He's now jailed after not complying with a court order to leave, and there's a growing petition to just let © Provided by Associated Press In this undated photo provided by Jodie Gedeon, David Lidstone, 81, smiles in the woods of Canterbury, N.H. Lidstone has lived in the woods along the Merrimack River for nearly three decades in a shack, growing his own food and cutting his firewood. He's now jailed after not complying with a court order to leave, and there's a growing petition to just let "River Dave" live out his days off the grid. (Jodie Gedeon via AP)

David Lidstone, 81, lived in the woods along the Merrimack River and was known by locals as “River Dave.” He was jailed on July 15 on a civil contempt sanction and was told he'd be released if he agreed to leave the cabin, which is on property owned by a Vermont man who considers Lidstone a squatter.

Man Allegedly Burns Down Home With Mom, Brother Inside For Not Leading Biblical Lives

  Man Allegedly Burns Down Home With Mom, Brother Inside For Not Leading Biblical Lives When Phillip Daniel Mills heard that his mother had survived the alleged murder attempt, he expressed shock, a police affidavit reportedly stated.The man, 40-year-old Phillip Daniel Mills, has an extensive criminal record. His previous convictions include criminal trespassing and evading arrest, according to the local news outlet KTSM.

Fire destroyed the cabin on Wednesday afternoon. The fire marshal's office said it is investigating the blaze, but deferred questions to the Canterbury Fire Department. Lt. Dave Nelson of Canterbury Fire said he expects the investigation to take a few days and there were no updates available about its cause on Thursday.

In this photo provided by the Canterbury (New Hampshire) Fire Department, smoke rises Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, from the burnt remains of a cabin  in Canterbury, N.H., inhabited by 81-year-old David Lidstone, who for 27 years has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in the once small, solar-paneled cabin. “River Dave, © Provided by Associated Press In this photo provided by the Canterbury (New Hampshire) Fire Department, smoke rises Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, from the burnt remains of a cabin in Canterbury, N.H., inhabited by 81-year-old David Lidstone, who for 27 years has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in the once small, solar-paneled cabin. “River Dave," as he's known by boaters and kayakers, has been jailed since July 15 after being accused of squatting for 27 years on the private property. The Canterbury fire chief said there will be an investigation into the fire. (Canterbury Fire Department via AP)

“We just had the fire yesterday, it takes a while,” Nelson said.

California wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes, leveled a historic community to the ground and left some people unaccounted or injured

  California wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes, leveled a historic community to the ground and left some people unaccounted or injured Two Northern California wildfires have destroyed dozens of homes, left people unaccounted for or injured and prompted additional evacuations Thursday—all in less than 48 hours. © Noah Berger/AP Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a pickup truck on Highway 89 south of Greenville on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Plumas County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) The Dixie Fire -- California's largest active fire -- has destroyed "well over 100 homes" and is on its way to damage more structures, Plumas County Sheriff Todd Johns said.

Lidstone, who is originally from Maine, lived on a woodlot located a few miles from Interstate 93 north of the state's capitol city of Concord. He told a judge during a Wednesday court appearance that he had no desire to comply with the order to leave the cabin. Most of his possessions were removed from it before the fire.

This undated photo provided by Jodie Gedeon shows the shack that David Lidstone, 81, has built and lived in for nearly three decades in the woods of Canterbury, N.H., growing his own food and cutting his firewood. He's now jailed after not complying with a court order to leave, and there's a growing petition to just let © Provided by Associated Press This undated photo provided by Jodie Gedeon shows the shack that David Lidstone, 81, has built and lived in for nearly three decades in the woods of Canterbury, N.H., growing his own food and cutting his firewood. He's now jailed after not complying with a court order to leave, and there's a growing petition to just let "River Dave" live out his days off the grid. (Jodie Gedeon via AP)

Lidstone's off-the-grid lifestyle has made him a folk hero in northern New England, and news of the cabin fire led to sadness and empathy among his supporters. Horace Clark, a cousin of Lidstone's who lives in Vermont, said the fire was “both sad and sick.”

Dixie Fire: Thousands of California residents are ordered to evacuate as the Dixie Fire nears 500,000 acres .
More than 12,000 people across eight California counties are currently under evacuation orders due to the 11 wildfires burning in the state, according to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. © Noah Berger/AP A deer wanders among homes and vehicles destroyed by the Dixie Fire in the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) The majority of those evacuations were caused by the Dixie Fire burning in Northern California. It has forced more than 9,500 people to evacuate across Butte, Plumas, Lassen, and Tehama counties.

usr: 1
This is interesting!