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Sheriff: Man arrested for allegedly setting fires in North County

San Diego County sheriff's deputies
Posted at 6:15 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 21:15:42-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of setting several fires in North County on Monday, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s station responded to a report of a brush fire near the intersection of Melrose Drive and Oceanside Boulevard just before 8:30 a.m.

SDCSO said Rogelio Ramirez was detained near the scene. Detectives had been arrested earlier that day for a series of brush fires in Vista and Oceanside on Friday. The Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit responded to investigate.

The fires are believed to have been vegetation fires and were put out before anyone was injured.

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Ramirez was booked into the Vista jail for six counts of arson.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the sheriff’s office’s non-emergency number at 858-565-5200.