By Gina Yarbrough
Fallbrook, CA–The Sheriff’s Department and San Diego County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s assistance to identify and locate three juvenile suspects responsible for starting a small brush fire on July 12 in Fallbrook.
Deputies and firefighters responded to calls of fire around 12:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Green Canyon Road.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they quickly extinguished the blaze which burned about a quarter of an acre and a large fence. The damage is estimated at around $30,000, the Sheriff’s Office said in the department’s news release.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Unit reviewed surveillance video that showed a white 1999 Toyota 4Runner off-roading in the area. It also showed three white male juveniles setting off a firework just prior to the start of the fire.
The first suspect was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark-colored pants. The second and third suspects wore dark clothing.
Anyone with information about the incident can email Sergeant Portillo of the Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Unit at Anthony.Portillo@sdsheriff.org.