At 12:30 pm, Contra Costa County Sheriffs deputies and East Contra Costa Fire were dispatched to the 400 block of Memory Lane off Delta Road in the City of Oakley after a report that a man tried to burn his house down.
Deputies arrived on scene to the fire being extinguished by a neighbor and quickly took the man into custody.
The fire department arrived on scene to confirm the fire was out.
This was the second time sheriffs deputies were at the house Thursday as earlier in the day the male was kicked out of the house and was told to leave. He apparently returned to the house to light it on fire. Neighbors saw the smoke and extinguished the blaze before damage could occur.
No further details were released on scene.