Suspected arson fires worry neighbors, firefighters
An estimated $1,000 in damage was caused to this fence by an arson fire that ignited about 3 a.m. Sunday on a greenbelt behind Benbow Court in South Davis. The blaze began on a patch of grass and spread, scorching the bases of two pine trees and about 10 feet of the fence. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Authorities believe an arsonist may be to blame for several small fires lit Sunday along a South Davis greenbelt.
Davis fire investigators say the first of the three fires occurred shortly before 3 a.m., followed by two more at about 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on the pathway between Cowell Boulevard and Albany Avenue, putting nearby residents and users of the popular trail on edge.
"It's pretty worrisome," Dixon resident Sam Simes, who walks a local family's dog through the area four days a week, said Monday as she inspected the damage from the first fire.
That blaze began on a patch ... Continue Reading