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.
#SparklettsFire [update] Both lanes of Hwy 67 are open in the area of the fire, please drive with extreme caution when in the area. pic.twitter.com/GWd8Ooohss
— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) August 27, 2018
Ortega is being held on $75,000 bail.