Alachua County deputies search for suspected arsonist in Newberry

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NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB) Alachua County deputies are looking for a suspected arsonist in Newberry.

The search comes after an individual set a bale of hay on fire at Newberry High School last Thursday, deputies said.

That's the second fire in a week, deputies said. The first case was reported last Monday.

Deputies first found a forklift on fire located on the school's baseball field and another fire at Newberry High School.

If you have any information regarding the incident, please contact ACSO Detective Richardson at (352) 367-4102 or

You can also call Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc 352-372-STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward.