01/10/2012 05:54 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2012

Novato Arsonist Terrorizes Marin Town

The revised number of fires believed to be set by an arsonist over the past three days is 56.

Deputy Chief Eric Nickel of the Novato Fire District said 20 to 30 percent of those were so small that they extinguished themselves, but that's still an awful lot to investigate by fire and police officials.

"Doing this is very brazen, especially out in the open and doing it on well-lit-moon nights," Nickel said Monday afternoon.

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