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Fresno Fire Dept. Seeks Man Spotted at 8 Blazes. Have You Seen Him?
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By Edward Smith
Published 2 weeks ago on
June 7, 2024

Fresno Fire investigators want to talk to Curtis Carlton Evans about a string of suspected arson fires. It's believed he drives a 2003 Lexus ES. (GV Wire Composite)

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The Fresno Fire Department has identified a suspect believed to be responsible for starting a grass fire in southwest Fresno on Thursday and who may be involved in several others.

Fire investigators are looking for 67-year-old Curtis Carlton Evans. They suspect Evans of starting a grassfire on Cornelia Avenue between Clinton and McKinley avenues. An eyewitness spotted him there, according to Fresno Fire. His vehicle also has been spotted at eight fires in total and he may be involved in all of them, authorities said.

The fire Thursday threatened several homes, according to the fire department, but crews extinguished the blaze before it reached the residences.

Investigators believe Evans drives a 2003 Lexus ES, oasis-green pearl in color, with California license plate 5BSJ454.

Resources to Call if Evans Is Spotted

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867)

The Fresno Fire Department Arson hotline is (559) 621-ARSN (2767).

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Edward Smith,
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Edward Smith began reporting for GV Wire in May 2023. His reporting career began at Fresno City College, graduating with an associate degree in journalism. After leaving school he spent the next six years with The Business Journal, doing research for the publication as well as covering the restaurant industry. Soon after, he took on real estate and agriculture beats, winning multiple awards at the local, state and national level. You can contact Edward at 559-440-8372 or at Edward.Smith@gvwire.com.

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