Arson Suspect Held for San Jose Spot Fires

80-acre fire in San Jose

 

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of setting a half-dozen spot fires in San Jose on Thursday was detained as firefighters worked to corral a blaze that briefly threatened homes, authorities said.

The fires were reported at around 6 p.m. in the dry Santa Teresa foothills near a water treatment plant. They prompted evacuations of some homes but the evacuations were lifted Thursday night.

No homes were damaged.

An 80-acre blaze was about 20% contained and firefighters planned to stay overnight, fire officials said.

A man was detained for questioning after reports that he was seen setting fires, authorities said.

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80-acre fire in San Jose     SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of setting a half-dozen spot fires in San Jose on Thursday was detained as firefighters worked to corral a blaze that briefly threatened homes, authorities said. The fires were reported at around 6 p.m. in the dry Santa Teresa foothills […]

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