OFFICIALS SAY RECENT FIRES MOSTLY ARSON INVESTIGATORS LOOKING FOR WITNESSES.Byline: CAROL ROCK Staff Writer
CASTAIC -- Several small brush fires along the Interstate 5 corridor north of Castaic appear to be arson arson, at common law, the malicious and willful burning of the house of another. Originally, it was an offense against the security of habitation rather than against property rights. , sheriff and forestry officials said Monday.
The area has been the site of 14 fires in the past five days, the most recent a brush fire that started early Monday morning when a car went over the side of the road in the Angeles National Forest The Angeles National Forest (ANF) was established by executive order on December 20, 1892 as the San Gabriel Timberland Reserve. It covers over 2,600 km² (650,000 acres) and is located in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, just north of the metropolitan area of Los .
Fire officials were able to contain the fire to 30 acres because they were in the area looking for Looking for
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``We strongly suspect that nine of the 14 are arson, especially those in the Castaic area where several were in close proximity,'' said Stanton Florea, Forest Service spokesman.
Florea said forestry firefighters try to ascertain the point of origin and cause of the fire before turning the investigation over to law enforcement.
``It's not confirmed that they were arson, but the timing and location make them suspicious,'' said detective Richard Edwards There have been a number of people named Richard Edwards:
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is a local law enforcement agency that serves Los Angeles County, California. arson and explosives unit.
``Our investigation is ongoing. If anyone witnessed something when they were driving in the area or other facts about the fires, we'd appreciate the information.''
A series of controlled burns Prescribed or controlled burning (back burning) is a technique sometimes used in forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement. Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters. , aimed at giving hand crews live fire training, were conducted at remote portions of Pitchess Detention Center A detention center or a detention centre is any location used for detention. Specifically, it can mean:
They are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through the week, county Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said.
``Less than 10 acres a day will be burned and they are not burning more than an acre at a time, under very controlled circumstances.
``These exercises are very important to prepare for the high fire season; we've already had several fires in the area already this year. This gives our hand crews valuable training.''