Man arrested for gas station fire in Kernville

Fire was set on New Years Day

KERNVILLE, Calif. - An Arizona man has been arrested for setting a gas station and market on fire in Kernville.

The Kern County Fire Department confirming about an hour ago that the suspect, Kevin Cheatham, was arrested yesterday in Arizona, and that he is charged with five felony counts of arson.

The surveillance video shows Cheatham setting the small fire in front of the store just after 4 a.m., on New Years Day.

The gas station and market were destroyed, but fire crews were able to save an attached restaurant.


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