By Richie Ramos

MODESTO (CBS13) – A Modesto man is being accused of starting four separate fires throughout the city.

Paul Patterson, 33, faces four counts of arson, a probation violation, and one charge of resisting arrest, the Modesto Police Department said.

On Saturday, four fires were reportedly set in a gutter near along La Loma Avenue, at the gate of the Ralston Tower, by a restroom in Moose Park, and near a building along H Street.

Patterson was spotted by officers near Kewin Park and attempted to run away before being detained, police said.

No further information was released.

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