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Redlands Man Accused of Arson in Residential Fire on Mulvihill Avenue

The fire was reported before 3 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Mulvihill Avenue, Redlands fire officials said.

A Redlands man has been arrested and accused of arson shortly after a residential fire on Mulvihill Avenue, fire officials said Monday.

The fire was reported before 3 p.m. Sunday Sept. 9 in the 400 block of Mulvihill between Orange and Church streets, Redlands fire officials said.

Firefighters responded and "found the fire had already been extinguished by a resident of the home," a Redlands Fire Department statement said.

"While checking the area and doing mop-up, firefighters noticed evidence of several additional fires in and around the structure," the statement said. "A Redlands Fire Department investigator interviewed another resident, 60-year-old Mazhar Hussein Mahmood, and determined he had started the fires."

Mahmood was arrested and transported to Redlands Community Hospital for medical evaluation before being booked, according to the Fire Department.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Damage to the structure and property were estimated at about $3,000.

Mahmood was held Monday at Central Detention Center on one count of arson of an inhabited structure, according to inmate records. His bail was listed as $250,000.

Anyone with more information was urged to contact the Redlands Fire Investigation Unit at (909) 798-7600.

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