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11-year-old boy arrested in Pacifica for setting vegetation on fire with fireworks

11-year-old boy arrested for using fireworks

By Rya Jetha. Bay City News

An 11-year-old boy was arrested for using fireworks and setting a fire Wednesday in Pacifica that was eventually contained to 3 acres, the local Police Department said.

Police officers and North County Fire Authority personnel were dispatched shortly before 5:00 p.m. to the 600 block of Roberts Road due to the report of a vegetation fire.

Upon arrival at the scene, the boy told officers that he was using fireworks in the area and that he was responsible for starting the fire.

The minor was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully causing a fire, a misdemeanor, and was later released to a parent.  

A portion of Roberts Road was closed for approximately two hours while fire personnel worked to contain the fire. No evacuations were necessary.  

The Pacifica Police Department and the North County Fire Authority are investigating the fire, and are asking anyone with information about it to contact (650) 738-7314. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can provide information by calling a tip line at (650) 359-4444.

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