ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - As the winds start picking up this weekend, deputies are not taking any chances with a possible firebug on the loose.
Sunday Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies hopped on bicycles and patrolled in and around the Bosque, looking for anything suspicious or even just remnants of campfires in the dry brush.
This comes after 10 suspicious fires sparked in the metro this week in Sandoval and Bernalillo County.
"Between the night still getting a bit chilly, homeless folks coming down to the Bosque to keep them warm and feed other people just want a thrill and to see the fire," Steven Aldredge with the Bernalillo County sheriff's office said.
Sandoval County fire officials say they could have some strong leads from the fires sparked in Rio Rancho.
Investigators say they've found tire tracks linking at least three of the five fire starts to the same vehicle.