Arson investigation leads to arrest

MURRIETA - On Friday, March 15, at approximately 4:03 p.m., Murrieta Fire & Rescue engines were dispatched to the area near Clearview Street and Whitewood Road, regarding a brush fire. The reporting party advised there were “several fires” in the fields near a residential area and had observed an unknown subject settng the fires.Upon arrival, Murrieta Fire & Rescue firefighters quickly extinguished the fires and the Murrieta Police Department officers established a perimeter around a large parcel of land of where the subject was last seen running.This area is further described as having overgrown brush, surrounded by residential homes, and properly marked as the Riverside County Wildlife Conservation Area. The Riverside County Wildlife Conservation Area is an area that
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