Arson suspect arrested for Highway 18-area fires in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.

Authorities received a report of a fire at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday. When crews arrived, they found five different spots burning in the area.

Police chased the suspect up a mountain slope, but he tumbled down a few hundred feet.

He was then arrested. In all, 5 acres were burned. It took firefighters about 1 1/2 hours to contain everything.

Investigators will continue to patrol the area to make sure nothing sparks up.

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