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Cluster Of Suspicious Roseville Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

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ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A busy day for Roseville firefighters had them responding to three suspicious fires that broke out within a few minutes of each other.

The largest grew to three acres near the intersection of Cirby Way and Rocky Ridge Drive.

The fires burned too close for comfort for Richard Hill’s family.

“We were watching from this side of the creek, and we were getting ready if we had to pull out the fire hoses,” Hill said.

Roseville firefighters say it may be no coincidence that the fires were so close.

“Why do we have three fires in the same general area within a few minutes of each other?” said Asst. Fire Chief Jeff Carman.

Fire burned up to the creek bed. Luckily, a Sacramento Metro fire helicopter was in the area to perform some drops to keep the flames from hopping across the creek to homes only a few dozen yards away.

“It could’ve been something very similar to Maidu,” Carman said.

The Rocky Ridge Fire was less than half a mile from the suspected arson at Maidu park that charred 30 acres and damaged four homes a few weeks back.

Though witnesses reported seeing kids running off last month, no arrests have been made. Neighbors are now wondering if the same suspects are responsible for putting lives and homes in danger again.

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