FONTANA (CBSLA) — A man who had to be rescued from the Cypress Fire in Fontana Sunday was arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze.
Luis Mondragon, 34, was arrested in connection with the 130-acre Cypress Fire, which started at about 1:35 p.m. Sunday near Jurupa Hills Regional Park.READ MORE: Help Needed To Find 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am That Was Being Stored In Trailer In Los Angeles Tow Yard
Multiple calls to 911 reported seeing a man they saw standing near the fire had possible started the Cypress Fire. Authorities found the man standing on a boulder in the hills and later identified him as Mondragon. He and another hiker had to be rescued by San Bernardino County helicopter.READ MORE: Woman Shot During Brazen Daylight Robbery At Beverly Hills Restaurant
The fire burned more than 75 acres within two hours, and threatened burn 130 homes and jump Sierra Avenue to the east due to gusty winds. Homes were briefly evacuated, but the evacuation order was lifted at about 6 p.m.MORE NEWS: Fairfax’s Iconic El Coyote Restaurant Marks 90th Anniversary
Mondragon is being held on $25,000 bail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.