AMERICAN CANYON (CBS SF) — A man who was allegedly intoxicated and attempting to burn an American flag in a driveway, ignited a blaze that heavily damaged an American Canyon home Wednesday night.
American Canyon fire officials said they received a call around 11:16 p.m. of a fire at a home in the 100 block of Burgess Court.READ MORE: Update: Fawn Fire Near Redding Grows To 7,500 Acres Overnight; Firefighters Look To Cooler Weather
Arriving firefighters found the garage of the home totally engulfed in flames and a man standing nearby. He told firefighters he was a relative of the homeowner who was in the process of selling the house.READ MORE: Newsom Signs Bill Removing 'Alien' To Describe Immigrants In State Legislation
The man told firefighters he was intoxicated and had ignited a American flag on fire in the driveway. The blaze had quickly spread to the garage so he called 911.
The homeowner arrived a short time later and could not explain the man’s actions.MORE NEWS: Contra Costa Vector Control Finds 2nd Bird, Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus
The were no injuries in the fire and the man was arrested on arson allegations.