HEALDSBURG (CBS SF) — A 37-year-old Healdsburg man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of starting a grass fire by Highway 101 in Healdsburg, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
A deputy driving on Highway 101 spotted the fire near Lytton Springs Road and detained a man walking nearby.READ MORE: Napa Valley Looks to Restaurant Week to Help Jump-Start Economic Comeback
Wesley James Bergman admitted setting the fire “because he was having a bad day,” according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Wind-Whipped Wildfire in Big Sur Shuts Hwy 1, Forces Evacuations
He was arrested for arson and causing a fire to forestland and is being held at the Sonoma County Jail with bail set at $40,000.
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