RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – A man is in custody on suspicion of arson following a fire that caused significant damage to a Rancho Cordova home early Saturday, according to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.
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John Paul Walters was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on two counts of arson and was determined to not be a resident of the home.READ MORE: Nancy Farias Appointed As New Director Of California's EDD
According to Metro Fire, the occupants of the home, which is located on Discovery Village Lane, were awakened at around 5 a.m. by smoke alarms and were able to escape uninjured, but were displaced.MORE NEWS: West Wind Drive-In Theater In Sacramento Reopens After Fire
The fire was prevented from spreading to nearby residences and vegetation, officials said.