SoCal man in custody for arsons in Madera County

FRESNO, Calif.

Patrick Moore, 48, faces arson charges. The sheriff's department says he is suspected of setting a fire last Thursday -- about two miles north of the 22 Mile House gas station & mini-mart off Highway 41 in the Coarsegold area.

Authorities believe he is also responsible for a fire the following morning, just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway off Highway 41 also in Coarsegold, which brought the morning commute to a crawl.

Action News was told by authorities Moore was arrested on arson charges just last month in Fresno.

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