A disgruntled tenant was blamed for a fire that engulfed a house, barn and a small amount of adjacent brush Monday in Agua Dulce. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A disgruntled tenant was blamed for a fire that engulfed a house, barn and a small amount of adjacent brush Monday in Agua Dulce.

The fire was reported at 3 a.m. at 12620 Sierra Highway, said Capt. Ron Haralson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

County fire officials investigated the blaze and deemed it suspicious, handing the investigation off to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s officials are on scene doing a preliminary investigation, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the sheriff’s department.

A TV station interviewed the homeowner, who accused a disgruntled tenant of starting the fire.

It appeared the fire started in a structure and spread to one half to three quarters acre of land, he said.

Firefighters put out the flames at 4 a.m., Haralson said.

—City News Service

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