The carsonist -- or a copycat carsonist, or a copycat copycatting the copycat carsonist -- stuck three times in the Easy Bay last night. Three evening car fires hit San Pablo, and authorities are seeing if they're related to the recent string of auto immolation in El Sobrante.

SF Chronicle reports that "[a] car was found on fire near the corner of Market Avenue and Rumrill Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. Monday ... Two hours later, two more cars were found ablaze on the 2400 block of 18th Street, less than a mile away."

This comes on the heels of 16 car fires that happened in early November in El Sobrante and Richmond.