SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — A man suspected of setting two wildland fires in South Lake Tahoe has been arrested, police say.
Early Wednesday morning, South Lake Tahoe police say they responded to a fire in some wildland along the 1500 block of Al Tahoe Boulevard. Officers who responded to the scene found evidence that the fire was intentionally set.READ MORE: San Joaquin County Politician Speaks Out In Support Of In-N-Out's Refusal To Check Vaccine Cards At 2 Bay Area Locations
A quarter-mile away, along Pioneer Trail, firefighters who were responding to the scene found a second wildland fire. This one also appeared to have been set intentionally, police say.
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Firefighters noticed a suspect who was trying to hide in the brush. Officers soon took that man into custody.
The man was identified as Issac Escalera. Police say he’s suspected of starting both fires.MORE NEWS: In-N-Out Fined For Refusing To Verify Customers' Vaccination Cards In Bay Area
Escalera has since been booked into El Dorado County Jail and is facing arson charges.