Man Sentenced To Prison Following Last Year's Massive Buck Fire

Gregory Lance Good was sentenced to four years and eight months in state prison for interfering with efforts to battle last summer's Buck Fire, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman.

A Sage man who turned up at a Temecula Red Cross evacuation shelter in tears during a fast-moving wildland fire last year has been sentenced to prison for interfering with firefighting efforts.

, was sentenced last week for assaulting a firefighter with his vehicle and interfering with a firefighter during last summer's massive Buck Fire incident in Aguanga, according to a report from Cal Fire/Riverside County spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

Good was sentenced to four years and eight months in state prison for his crimes, according to Hagemann's report.

O He told a volunteer there that he had lost his trailer home in the Buck blaze.

Lynda Shoemaker, a Red Cross volunteer who was managing the center that night, said Good told her he was trying to douse flames when his dogs escaped and went missing.

The swift-moving Buck Fire was r The blaze burned more than 1,800 acres, forced multiple evacuations and damaged three structures, Hagemann said.

An inmate firefighter reportedly died after battling the blaze.

The fire took four days to contain. It was later determined the blaze was sparked by lightning.

Susan McDonald February 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM
If I remember correctly it was in the area where there was a pot farm. If he is the guy who got his hands burned he might be one of the pot growers. I heard something about a guy saying he was looking for his dogs, then he was looking for two other people, etc. there's probably a whole lot more to this story than being told.
Troy February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM
He got in an argument with a fire captain, tried to run him over with his suzuki samurai, and ran the captains foot over. He also had been charged with firing a gun against some hikers he thought were trespassing. It doesn't matter how distraught he was. There's no excuse for intentionally running over a fire fighter. Just Google his name, and you'll find more details.
Troy February 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM
If you Google his man, you'll learn more. Basically, he got in an argument with a fire captain, got in his Samurai, and tried to run the captain over. He wound up running over his foot. No matter how distraught he was, there's no excuse for that. In fact, the circumstances likely played a role in why he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon rather than attempted murder. He also has a history of violent behavior.
Troy February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Sorry. That should be Google his name, not man. Swype sometimes does that.
4and27 February 27, 2013 at 01:39 AM
I was on the jury. The guy was a nut case


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