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Arrest Made

September 27, 2017 

Today, Kern County Fire Department Arson Investigators arrested Damon Franklin, 41.  Franklin is charged with four counts of Arson that resulted in damage to three trash cans and a fence.  Firefighters were dispatched at 7:25 a.m. today to an alley near North Chester and Pilot Avenues.  Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the burning trash cans and fence before the flames spread to nearby apartments.

Franklin was detained by KCSO in an alley behind the 400-block of Day Avenue.  He was later arrested by Kern County Fire Department Arson Investigators at KCSO Headquarters on Norris Road.  At the present time, investigators are gathering information that may link Franklin to several of yesterday's suspicious fires in Oildale.





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