The already tense relationship between the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and the Hmong population of the Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision has been stretched thin by the Lava Fire. Last Monday a man from Kansas who was visiting family met with trouble at a roadblock and, according to the sheriff, brandished a gun and possibly fired shots. He was shot dead by officers from at least 3 different law enforcement agencies. Word around the community is that his wife and three children were in a car right behind him and witnessed the death. On Saturday the sheriff’s office revealed that on Wednesday 14 people were arrested for entering or refusing to leave the subdivision, including a man who pushed a county employee with his vehicle and ran a roadblock. The sheriff also implied that someone offered a government official $1,000 to be allowed into an evacuated area.