Location: 200 block of West Teapot Dome Avenue, Porterville

Incident Date: 12/30/16

Incident Time: 2217 hours

Case Number: 16-16184

Victim: Ignacio Hernandez

City: Porterville

Posted by: Media Relations

On 12/30/16 at 2217 hours, Tulare County Fire responded to a report of a house fire on the 200 block of West Teapot Dome Avenue, Porterville. Upon further investigation, it was learned that items were taken out of the house and the fire was intentionally set.

During a joint investigation between Tulare County Fire and Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, a suspect was identified, Michael Brown. He was later arrested for burglary and arson.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.