Murrieta: Convicted Felon Matthew Hulbert Pleads Guilty for Arson & Burning Down a Field in Murrieta last May

Murrieta resident Matthew Thomas Hulbert, 34, was arrested on May 22 for setting a fire near the intersection of Hayes Avenue and Kalmia Street. The fire was set around 6:20 pm and charred about

1 1/2 acres before firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Hulbert is a convicted felon with prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing a peace officer and animal cruelty. He was sentenced to two-years in prison.

No one knows what the possible motive was for the fire.

Photo: Murrieta Police Department