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Arsonist sought in afternoon fires along I-80

Fire officials would like to talk with anyone who may have seen someone setting fires along eastbound Interstate 80 in the Foothill Farms area Thursday afternoon.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews responded to grass fires along the freeway between Greenback Lane and Madison Avenue. The largest was a half-mile long.

The fire jumped a wall into a yard at one location, burning trees. No houses were damaged, officials said.

Investigators determined that the fires were arson. They ask anyone with information to call Metro Fire’s tipline at 916-859-3775 or email

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy