The first of seven fires was started in Orange Cove Tuesday night around 8 o'clock. The fires were about half a mile apart. They're now looking for the small group of young men they believe are responsible.
The Hill family lives just yards from where the blazes erupted, inching closer to their home by the minute.
"I came out and he says dad, the fields on fire again, so I come out and there be a big blaze going on right here in the field," said Ralph Hill, after the flames threatened his property.
The Orange Cove Fire District said they've been busy lately for all the wrong reasons.
"It's been an on-going problem for the past two or three weeks. We've had about 26 fires this month so far," said Captain Edward Hernandez with the Orange Cove Fire District.
They believe two to three young men are behind the string of fires Tuesday night. As many as seven fires were started across the city which torched 15 acres. One woman (who didn't want to be identified) said she actually witnessed the arsonists at work.
"I came out and saw two gentlemen walking through the field and they were setting the field on fire...little bits and little spots," said the witness who wished to remain anonymous. Heavy winds drove the flames closer to nearby apartments. Juan Lara said he was scared for his wife and kids who were home alone.
"I was worried because you know, because it was pretty big she said," said Juan Lara, after his home was threatened by the fire.
Four of the fires were started in a large field across from Citrus Middle School. The other two erupted behind Orange Cove High School and the last one, in an alley near a mobile home.
Fire crews from across the Valley were called in to help. Although there weren't any injuries, residents are fed up.
"Ridiculous. You know there's no reason for it, you know, just go and do something better with your life," said the anonymous witness.
The Orange Cove Fire District said they'll be on the lookout for any suspicious activity in the area. If you have any information, you're urged to call the CrimeStopper's Hotline at 498-STOP.