A 40-year-old man accused of sparking a deadly fire in Shasta County 2 and a half years ago has made a plea deal with prosecutors for a reduced sentence. On July 11th of 2014 Freddie Smoke the Third was driving a large rented box truck to deliver fertilizer to a marijuana grow site near Ono. When he drove into the dry grass the truck’s hot tailpipe ignited what became the “Bully Fire”. It destroyed 20 structures and burned over 12,600 acres. Smoke was arrested and then released on bail before the discovery of a body in the fire zone 5 days after it started. 35-year-old Jesus Arellano Garcia died while trying to escape the fire. Additional charges were filed against smoke but he was long gone by then. Smoke had moved to East Chicago, Indiana, where he was arrested September 27th and extradited back to Shasta County. He had faced charges that could have sent him to prison for a decade, but his guilty plea on reduced charges will give him a 5 year sentence, with parole possible after he serves half of it.