Teens arrested by arson investigators in Escondido
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Escondido police arrested two teenagers for allegedly starting a small brush fire in an Escondido park, police said.
The two teens were taken into custody at 7:30 p.m. and were being questioned by arson investigators, Escondido police Chief Craig Carter said.
The brush fire in the park near Interstate 15 and Bear Valley Parkway was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m., according to Escondido police.
The fire was extinguished by a witness and two people, an unidentified 17-year-old and 19-year-old Isaiah Silva, were arrested, police said.
Authorities said they do not believe the unidentified suspects were involved in the wildfires burning throughout San Diego County.
No other information was available.