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Police Search for Possible Arson Suspect in El Cajon

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Police are searching for a possible arson suspect that may be linked to two brush fires in El Cajon Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Officers were patrolling the area near the Interstate 8 and Greenfield Drive at about 10:20 a.m. for the man described to be in his 30s with a scraggly beard and tan pants. The man was also shirtless, the El Cajon Police Department said. 

He is suspected to be linked to a brush fire reported at 10:20 a.m. that was quickly put out by firefighters, the California Highway Patrol said.

He may also be connected to a fire at an Albertson's grocery store on Broadway earlier Thursday morning, CHP said. 

No other information was available.

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