Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Be Careful Bel~Air! Monticito Fire Casued by Student Bonfire

Bonfire built by students caused Montecito fire

(click here for the full LA Times Story)


The suspects say they thought the fire had gone out when they left the ridge-top site Thursday morning. The D.A.'s office will decide if they will be charged with any crimes.
By Catherine Saillant and Jean Merl 
November 19, 2008
Reporting from Los Angeles and Montecito -- A smoldering bonfire built by students on a ridge-top overlooking Montecito apparently sparked last week's disastrous Tea fire, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Tuesday.

Ten men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 22, had gathered at an abandoned property called the Teahouse late Wednesday night and built a bonfire to warm themselves, Brown said.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those teenagers should have known better....The kids who started the
fire in Topanga should have known better...and so should our officials who do not impose strong penalties on offenders. These kids should spend time in the jail house warmer and
be conscripted to travel throughout the city schools. lecturing kids.
And where are the blogs which should
be flogging these inconsiderate kids.