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Cops: 2 teens tried to set fresh Calif. fires

Cops: 2 teens tried to set fresh Calif. fires
Posted Friday, May 16th 2014 @ 1pm  by  John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Firefighters are still trying to contain several wildfires consuming San Diego County, and two teenagers have been arrested and accused of trying to make things a lot worse. Police nabbed two males, ages 19 and 17, who are suspected of trying to set two brush fires in Escondido, reports the Los Angeles Times. A witness who saw them start one fire off a main boulevard extinguished it and called police, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Soon after, another witness did the same at a local park. Officers then caught the suspects outside a mall.

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