UPDATE: The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with the haystack fire in Dinuba earlier this month.
The department said 43-year-old Adan Aguilar was arrested on Oct. 12 after the department identified him as a possible suspect. TCSO said deputies were speaking with witnesses in Traver that day when Aguilar drove by. When deputies tried to make contact with him, the department said he drove off.
After a brief pursuit, TCSO said deputies were able to detain Aguilar and he was subsequently arrested.
On Monday, the department said detectives submitted their case and findings to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office. After reviewing the case, TCSO said the DA’s Office charged Aguilar with arson and arson during a state of emergency.
(10/10): DINUBA, Calif. (KGET) — The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and fire department responded to a fire on Saturday night in Dinuba in which a large haystack with campaign signs for President Donald Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes was set on fire.
The fire was located in the area of Road 80 and Avenue 384. TCSO said detectives found evidence indicating that the fire was started on purpose. This is the second fire at that location in less than two weeks. Both cases are believed to be arson, according to the department.
The fire still remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact TCSO at 559-733-6218.