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Suspect in Stockton Boulevard restaurant arson is arrested, fire officials say

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a vacant Stockton Boulevard restaurant, the Sacramento Fire Department said late Friday.

Jack Burgeson, 51, was arrested with the help of the Sacramento Police Department for allegedly starting a commercial structure fire on the outside of a restaurant that caused approximately $15,000 in damage, the fire department said in a news release. Firefighters responded to the 5100 block of Stockton Boulevard at 8:49 p.m. Thursday and extinguished the fire.

Burgeson was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on Thursday on suspicion of felony arson. He is being held in lieu of a $1 million bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Molly Sullivan covers crime, breaking news and police accountability for The Bee. She grew up in Northern California and is an alumna of Chico State.
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