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Arrest made in connection with 'intentional' fire in Downtown Bakersfield

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Posted at 12:17 AM, Mar 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 08:41:22-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — A woman has been arrested in connection with starting an "intentional" fire in Downtown Bakersfield on Sunday night.

According to Bakersfield Police, 40-year-old Amber Hernandez was taken into custody not long after a car fire broke out in the area of M and 21st streets Sunday night.

Police say the car was on fire just outside KGET.

Police confirmed wooden crosses were found near the area. 23ABC crews also saw a wedding dress in the area.

Hernandez faces a charge of a burning forest land or property.

She's being held on $10,000 bail.

She's scheduled to be in court Wednesday.