Arson Suspects Arrested in Yosemite Lakes Park

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Updated: 6/27/2013 11:04 am
After months of unexplained fires in Yosemite Lakes Park... two people are accused of starting them all. 
Investigators arrested 40-year-old Kenneth Jackson and 46-year-old Allison Waterman

Jackson faces 31 counts of arson.

Waterman talked  to CBS47 the night one of the fires came too close to her home, saying she's angry about all the fires.

But Cal Fire investigators believe Waterman and her husband started the fires.

Dozens of them since May in Yosemite Lakes Park... the majority off Revis Road, where they live.

They were arrested Tuesday where another fire burned.

"It's a shock. My wife came out and said- you know who it is? I'm like- no...," said neighbor Bob Collins.

Collins lives down the street from the couple. "I smelled smoke, saw smoke up there and that's where they arrested them so I went and barbecued, went inside- they got em," said Collins.

"I don't know what information our law enforcement agents had on that but the close proximity where the fires started to where the residence wasn't surprising," said Chris Christopherson of Cal Fire.

President of the Yosemite Lakes Park Board Tom Swire says the community is relieved, but cautious.

"We don't know that there's just two of them to begin with so we can't let down our guard but we can sleep easier anyhow," said Swire.

Cal Fire says investigators are still in the area, following more leads.
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