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Fortuna woman arrested as suspect in McKinleyville arson fire

Fortuna - A suspicious fire in McKinleyville has led detectives to an arson suspect in Fortuna. Detectives with the District Attorney’s Office have arrested "Jennifer Gibbs" AKA Jennifer Abeyta of Fortuna who was taken into custody without incident on June 19. Arcata Fire responded to the 1800 block of Columbus Road in Mckinleyville for a residential fire that caused more than

$280.000 in damages. A cause and origin investigation was conducted and it was determined the fire had been deliberately set. The case went to the District Attorney’s Office and a warrant was issued for Ms. Gibbs.

At this time there is no further information and the investigation is ongoing.