WOODLAND (CBS13) – A car fire that damaged the solar panels of a Woodland residential complex was likely started on purpose, police say.
Woodland Police say police and firefighters responded to a reported vehicle fire just before 5 a.m. on Thursday in the Mercy Housing parking lot along N. Cottonwood Street.
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The crews quickly put out the flames before they could spread to other vehicles, police say, but some solar panels were damaged in the fire. No information was given on the amount of damage.
Investigators also found that the fire appeared to have been started on purpose. The officers quickly identified a suspect and were able to stop him as he left the complex in another vehicle.
The suspect was identified as a 46-year-old Woodland resident Daniel Jason Pedro, Sr.
What exactly led Pedro to start the fire is unclear. He was detained in Yolo County Jail for arson.