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Officers Arrest Arson Suspect Behind Raley's in Red Bluff

Officers from the Red Bluff Police Department arrested a man for reportedly trying to start a fire behind a Raley's in Red Bluff.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2018 11:46 AM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Officers from the Red Bluff Police Department arrested a man for reportedly trying to start a fire behind a Raley's in Red Bluff.

At about 5:49 a.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the field behind Raley's at 402 Reeds Avenue in Red Bluff for a report of a vegetation fire. 

Officers located David Allen, 36, of Red Bluff, near the fire. 

After being questioned, Allen admitted to starting the fire. He was arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail for arson to property charges. 

The Red Bluff Fire Department was able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, keeping the burnt area to less than one acre. 

The case is still under investigation, and the Red Bluff Police Department said that it involves minors. 

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