Atascadero teen facing arson charges
July 24, 2014
Atascadero fire investigators have determined a 14-year-old boy started two vegetation fires near Atascadero Lake Park on July 18.
Shortly after 2 p.m., firefighters extinguished a grass fire on the 9100 block of Morro Road. While they were battling that blaze, a call came in about a fire on the 8500 block of Piedras Altos.
Firefighters than determined both blazes were started by the same teen with a lighter. Though no structures were damaged, the second fire burned near four homes.
At this time, the juvenile has not been charged. However, the SLO County District Attorney’s office is reviewing the case.