$10,000 Reward Offered in Search for California Arsonist

San Jose fire officials release sketch of man suspected in a series of fires.
3:00 | 01/13/14

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San Jose fire officials believe the man you see in this sketch is responsible for setting a string of downtown fires in the last four days these -- must stop. York San Jose firefighters. Offer up to 101000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction. Of the person or persons responsible for these fires. The fire department says the suspect may not be acting alone. The latest blaze destroyed most of this Victorian home on saint John Street about 4 -- Saturday morning. The elderly couple living here escape safely. Across the street surveillance cameras on -- -- cup first house captured a man walking by four times shortly before the fire started. At least once the man is seen holding something in his hand. But the come by four times. Is kind of suspicious especially in a -- of for some -- -- is you know Lou after three firefighters arrived on scene minutes after the man has seen on camera for the last time. The fire department use this video and other surveillance clips to come up with a sketch of -- thin white or Hispanic man in his twenties or thirties six feet to six to. Wearing baggy clothes his motive. Unknown I don't know what's making this particular. Person -- I mean you speak up about things like. Like like revenge -- and spike. Arson investigators say eight fires have been intentionally set in a six block area of San Jose. All started from the outside including this house fire on Thursday on San Antonio street. Two residents got out safely. On Wednesday a portable unit at this Baptist Church also want San Antonio street was torched it is alarming I don't wanna be the next victim -- scripture. For now concerned neighbors are on alert. Fire officials urged downtown homeowners to keep debris away from your house -- -- outside lights. It's sentencing -- -- regard ABC 7 NEWS.

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