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Man Arrested for Pouring Gas, Lighting Fires: Police


A man was arrested Wednesday night for lighting fires in National City, police said. 

Eduard Sierra, a 50-year-old Chula Vista resident, was spotted at about 10:15 p.m. pouring gasoline and lighting fires to brush and possibly a car, National City Police Department Sgt. Vincent Fernando said. 

When police arrived at the area near National City Boulevard and the Sweetwater River, a 15 to 20 square-foot brush fire was burning. The National City Fire Department was called to quickly put out the small blaze. 

Police located Sierra, who matched a description given by witnesses, in the surrounding area and arrested him on arson charges, Fernando said. 

There was no damage and no injuries reported. 

No other information was available.

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Source: NBC San Diego

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