Carlos Henriquezcortez, 50, was arrested by Pacifica police on July 21 at about 7 p.m. after he was caught deliberately setting fire to vegetation on the hillside at Gypsy Hill Road and Sharp Park, said Captain Chris Clements of the Pacifica Police Department.
North County Fire Authority put out two small burned sections of grass on the hillside. Alert community members reported the incident to police and identified Henriquezcortez of San Francisco.
There were no injuries. Henriquecortez was booked into San Mateo County Jail.
Anyone with information should call 738-7314 or the silent witness hotline at 359-4444.