Two arson suspects arrested for Yosemite Lakes Park fires
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Cal Fire law enforcement officers arrested a Coarsegold couple after dozens of suspicious fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area.
Kenneth Alan Jackson, 40, and Allison Marie Waterman, 46, were booked into the Madera County Jail on arson charges.
Cal Fire officials said Jackson is being charged with 31 counts of arson, resisting arrest, and attempted battery on a peace officer. Waterman was booked on a single charge of arson.
"The Yosemite Lakes Park community has been threatened by countless wildfires over the past several months that we believe were a result of arson," said Chief Nancy Koerperich, CAL FIRE Unit Chief for the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit. "We appreciate the community's support and assistance as we worked to track down these suspects."
Cal Fire said that several agencies assisted in the investigation and arrest including the Madera County Sheriff's Department, Madera County District Attorney's Office, and the Yosemite Lakes Park security staff.
Yosemite Lakes Park is a community of approximately 1,900 homes in Madera County located between Yosemite National Park and Fresno, near the town of Coarsegold.
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