Serial Arsonist Loose in North Bay - NBC Bay Area

Serial Arsonist Loose in North Bay

Fires were nuisance fires so far, but have been set close to homes.



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    Novato police are hunting for an arsonist that set more than 20 small fires over the weekend.

    All of the fires were set in the overnight hours Saturday and Sunday. 

    Around 15 to 20 small fires were set at five different locations around the city Saturday, including on South Novato Boulevard near Redwood Boulevard,  Sunnybrae Lane near Seascape Drive, Redwood Boulevard and Briarwood Court and  in the Cheda Knolls area, police said.

    Another five or so fires were set late Sunday or early Monday.

    Most of the fires were small and the damage minor.

    One fire was set in a dumpster, while the others were brushfires.  No homes or structures were affected, but a PG&E pole and a fence in the  Seascape Village area were damaged.

    Police have no suspect descriptions as of Monday morning.

    Anyone with information on these fires is asked to contact Novato  police at (415) 1122 or the tip line at (800) 848-0101.