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Suspect accused of intentionally starting two wildland fires in SLT

Issac Escalera is accused of intentionally setting two wildland fires in South Lake Tahoe.
Issac Escalera is accused of intentionally setting two wildland fires in South Lake Tahoe.(South Lake Tahoe Police)
Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 11:52 AM PDT
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KOLO) - The South Lake Tahoe Police Department arrested a suspect accused of intentionally setting two wildland fires.

The first fire was reported just before 1 a.m. at Al Tahoe Boulevard near Murietta Drive.

Officers extinguished the fire and determined it had been intentionally set.

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department responded to a second wildland fire a quarter mile away on Pioneer Trail. The suspect tried to hide in the brush, but officers found him and arrested him.

He was identified as Isaac Escalera, a recent transient to the South lake Tahoe area.

Escalera was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for two counts of Arson to Forest Land.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department arrested a suspect accused of intentionally setting two...
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department arrested a suspect accused of intentionally setting two wild land fires.(South Lake Tahoe Police)

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