Serial arsonist arrested in Fresno County for setting fires along Highway 198

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Tulare County man has been arrested after authorities say he started several fires along Highway 198 across several counties.

CAL FIRE officials say 44-year-old Jose Sanchez set fires in Fresno County, Kings County and Monterey County along Highway 198 for over four years.

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Sanchez was arrested in the area of Coalinga and booked into the Fresno County jail for several arson-related charges, including setting fires during a state of emergency.

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