Eyewitnesses say the arson suspect is a shirtless tattooed man, who was possibly armed with a long rifle or an ax. He was reportedly suffering from burns.
Suspect in the Arson 🔥 in twin peaks area is in custody. No longer a danger to the public. Fire crews getting a handle on the fire spots.— Sarkis Ohannessian (@SbcsdOhannessia) May 2, 2017
Three separate brush fires in the same area burned through at least six acres before firefighters were able to extinguish two and contain the forward spread of the larger blaze.
Deputies closed Highway 18 in the San Bernardino mountains from Sierra Way to Highway 138 as they searched for the arson suspect.
No homes were threatened in the area.