Fire fighters were called out to a house fire in the 500 block of South Forest, just before 9:30 this morning.
Police say two men told them at the scene, that a man jumped into their car and asked for a ride.
The man then allegedly told the men he had set fire to the house.
Police tell us those men claim to have dropped Pablo Sanchez, 44, off at a fire station, but he took off running.
Sanchez was later arrested a few blocks away and booked into the potter county jail for arson of a building.
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