Man arrested, accused of starting fire off SR-67 in Lakeside

Posted at 9:15 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 12:28:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A transient was arrested on suspicion of intentionally starting a fire that burned brush along state Route 67 in Lakeside.

According to Cal Fire San Diego, 21-year-old Daniel Reyes Ortega was charged with “willfully and maliciously setting fire to forest land.”

Ortega is accused of igniting a blaze that burned along the 11000 block of SR-67, near Willow Road, just after 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.

The fire burned a half-acre, but firefighters were able to quickly put it out before it spread further. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Ortega is being held on $75,000 bail.