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CHP: Brush fires set along Highway 50 near Stockton Boulevard

Fire crews work to extinguish small blazes Saturday afternoon along Highway 50 near Stockton Boulevard.
Fire crews work to extinguish small blazes Saturday afternoon along Highway 50 near Stockton Boulevard.

The Sacramento Fire Department extinguished small brush fires Saturday along Highway, the California Highway Patrol reports.

CHP Officer Michael Bradley said witnesses saw a 6-foot-tall male in a white T-shirt intentionally set small fires along Highway 50 near Stockton Boulevard about 1:45 p.m.

The two right lanes of the highway were closed due to smoke. All fires have been extinguished, Bradley said. The Sacramento Fire Department tweeted that crews are cleaning the area.

CHP reports the search for the male continues.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550

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