SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The teenage son of an Orange County firefighter is facing arson charges for allegedly starting three brush fires last week.
Prosecutors say 19-year-old Gabriel Michael Castro was charged Tuesday with eight counts of arson and one count of receiving stolen property. If convicted, he faces up to nearly 14 years in prison.
Authorities say the fires broke out between noon and 4 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda area. No homes were damaged and no one was injured.
Castillo also is accused of setting three vehicles on fire in May. He is the son of an 18-year veteran of the Orange County Fire Authority who is stationed in Santa Ana.
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