VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man was arrested after he started a fire in a dumpster behind a business on Monday afternoon, according to the Visalia Police Department.
Around 3:00 p.m., firefighters from the Visalia Fire Department were called out to the Long John Silver’s on Mooney Boulevard for a report of a dumpster fire.
When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames and smoke coming from a dumpster behind the restaurant.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control before it could spread from the dumpster.
While investigating, officers say witnesses told them that a man had lit garbage on fire inside of the dumpster.
Officers say they were able to identify the suspect as 25-year-old Caleb Pullen.
Pullen was arrested and booked into the Tulare County jail on a charge of arson.