On Tuesday, the Antioch Police Department and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire at Hillcrest at E. 18th Street in the City of Antioch. The fire broke out at 11:00 am.
While responding, Engine 81 reported they had detained a suspect who possibly started the fire and requested a fire investigator. The fire was limited to 1/4 acre of vegetation. No structure were impacted.
Antioch Police confirmed an arrest on social media. A male suspect was arrested for arson, although, the suspect was not identified. Police say they witnessed him starting the fire with a small butane torch.
Police encourage the community that if you see something suspicious, please call 9-1-1 or our dispatch center 925-778-2441. We rely on you to be our second set of eyes in the community.