A man suspected of starting a vegetation fire in South Pasadena last summer has been arrested by San Marino investigators, authorities said Friday.
Carlos Hernandez, 46, a transient, was taken into custody on Feb. 2 by a San Marino fire investigator, San Marino Fire Department Capt. Jason Sutliff said.
“Hernandez admitted to setting the fire during a lengthy interview with investigators and was subsequently booked into the Alhambra Jail for arson,” Sutliff said.
The Aug. 26, 2017, fire burned about an acre of vegetation on a hillside near Arroyo Drive in South Pasadena, threatening some homes before the flames were extinguished, Sutliff said.
Hernandez is scheduled to appear Feb. 28 in Alhambra Court.
–City News Service