Suspect Arrested In Connection To Several Sonoma Valley Fires

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A suspect has been arrested in connection to setting several fires in Sonoma Valley. Last Thursday, deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Polley Lane in the unincorporated community of El Verano. As the Sonoma Valley Fire Department determined that the Honda Accord has been intentionally set on fire, deputies identified the owner as 36-year-old Renee Ruth Fitzhugh of Sonoma who was contacted a short distance away from the fire. After interviewing several witnesses, deputies believed Fitzhugh was responsible for burning her own vehicle as well as three other fires that had occurred throughout the Sonoma Valley earlier that morning. Fitzhugh was arrested on several charges including arson and probation violation.