Sacramento, California 2021-04-08 10:12:05 –
South Lake Tahoe (CBS13) — Police say a man suspected of having caused two wilderness fires in South Lake Tahoe has been arrested.
Early Wednesday morning, South Lake Tahoe police said they had responded to fires in several wilderness areas along 1500 blocks on Altaho Boulevard. Police officers on the scene found evidence that the fire was intentionally set.
Along the Pioneer Trail, a quarter mile away, on-site firefighters found a second wilderness fire. This also seems to have been set intentionally, police say.
The firefighter noticed a suspect trying to hide in the brush. The officer immediately detained the man.
The man was identified as Issac Escalera. Police say he is suspected of starting both fires.
Escalera was subsequently imprisoned in El Dorado County Jail and charged with arson.
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