Kern County arson investigators are looking for a man they believe set off six fires in vacant homes around Oildale and the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sharon Place.

Firefighters say witnesses saw a man clearing brush or cleaning up yards shortly before flames were seen at some of the locations on Tuesday. The suspect is described as in his 40s, 6’1″ tall, with short hair.

The fires were all within four blocks of each other from the early morning until about 6:00p.m.

Suzanne Grant