Suspected Arsonist Arrested in String of Highway 50 Fires

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Booking photo of Charles Andersen (Courtesy: Metro Fire)

Booking photo of Charles Andersen (Courtesy: Metro Fire)

SACRAMENTO — A man suspected in three small fires along Highway 50 near Hazel Avenue was arrested Tuesday evening.

Metro Fire responded to each blaze. No homes were damaged and no injuries were reported.

Charles Andersen, 36, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail for felony arson Tuesday night.

Wednesday, authorities released Andersen’s winking booking photo.

A motive for the fires was not immediately known.