Northeast Bakersfield

Man arrested in apartment arson investigation

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern Count deputies said Thursday that they've arrested a man on suspicion of setting fires this week at apartments on the 1800 block of Quincy Street.

Jose Aparicio-Velasquez was apprehended after a joint investigation with the sheriff's office and Kern County Fire Department arson unit.

The complexes at 1820 and 1840 Quincy were evacuated Wednesday when deputies noticed the fire, before firefighters arrived.