By CBSLA Staff

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was looking for a suspected arsonist late Thursday after after three small fires broke out in the Newhall area.

According to fire officials, the first fire was reported at about 9:30 p.m. on Newhall Avenue and burned about an acre before being put out.

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The second fire was set about 30 minutes later on Trumpet Drive. The third fire was set at Via Canon.

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All of the fires were located within half a mile one each other.

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The sheriff’s department said deputies saw a suspect running from the location of the second fire and immediately set up a perimeter.