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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Arrest made in Miller Fire

An arrest has been made in the Miller fire which was reported Tuesday evening, August 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM. The fire burned between the south end of Silverwood Lake and the Miller Canyon camp ground. Firefighters and hand crews from CAL FIRE, the United States Forest Service and San Bernardino County responded to fight the flames.

The arrest was the result of a combined investigation between CAL FIRE and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Twin Peaks Station. While conducting their investigation, Captain Specialists Brian Tominaga and Jack Markle requested assistance from Deputy Brimmer at the Twin Peaks Station. That effort resulted in the arrest yesterday, October 13, 2010 of a juvenile who was released to his parents. He has been charged with California Penal Code section 452(c) - Unlawfully causing a fire on forest land. Conviction could result in jail time and a fine. This could also result in civil cost collection for the cost of fighting the fire.

The fire burned in an area that last burned during the 2003 Old Fire which burned north from Waterman Canyon above the City of San Bernardino over the mountains through the community of Crestline and down into the Lake Silverwood/Miller Canyon area. No injuries have been reported and no structures were destroyed.