The hunt continues for an arsonist who authorities believe has started more than 20 fires in the South Bay and appeared to have struck again early Sunday morning.
The latest blaze ignited near the southbound Interstate 680 onramp for Capital Expressway in San Jose. The site is next to a homeless encampment, and the fire appeared to have started in a shopping cart and spread to some of the surrounding vegetation.
The California Highway Patrol said it appears the small blaze was intentionally set and is likely connected to the recent string of fires in the same area.
For more than a week now, someone has been setting small fires near the freeway's onramps and offramps in San Jose. A team of CHP investigators has been canvassing the area, talking to witnesses and following up on multiple leads.
The agency said Sunday it is getting good information and cooperation from the public, especially the homeless who live along that stretch. Those investigators are also now working with other police agencies to help find who is responsible and to shut it down.