Source: Cal Fire
August 30, 2018 (Lakeside) -- On Monday, San Diego Unit CAL FIRE law enforcement officers arrested Daniel Reyes Ortega, 21, a transient in Lakeside. Ortega was booked on charges of willfully and maliciously setting fire to forest land. The arrest and was made with cooperation of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
Ortega is accused of setting a half-acre fire along the 11000 block of Highway 67 in the unincorporated community of Lakeside on Monday, August 27th. Ortega was transported and booked into the San Diego Central Jail on a $75,000 bail.
Units from Heartland Fire and CAL FIRE San Diego responded to the fire just after 12:00 PM and suppressed the fire quickly. There were no reported injuries or damage to property.
CAL FIRE San Diego reminds the public that if you suspect arson is the cause of a fire in your area or witness any suspicious activity related to a fire, don’t remain quiet. Call the Arson Hotline and report it immediately at 800-468-4408.