Boy suspected of starting Pacifica brush fire

PACIFICA (KRON) — A 15-year-old boy who was arrested Thursday is suspected of starting a fire that burned two and half acres of land in Pacifica.

The juvenile was arrested near the scene of the blaze at the Cindy Way Little League fields.

Fire officials received a report of the blaze near 712 Cindy Way at 3:46 p.m., according to a San Mateo County fire dispatcher. The fire was contained around 6:20 p.m.

During the investigation, two juveniles seen in the area when the fire started were interviewed, and a third juvenile was identified as the suspect who started the fire.

The suspect was interviewed and later arrested, police said. Police are withholding his name due to his age.

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