Officials blamed a wildfire that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week on a boy playing with matches, and said they would ask a prosecutor to consider the case.Arson is suspected in several other fires.
The boy, whose name and age were not released, admitted to sparking the fire on Oct. 21, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Diane Hecht said Tuesday. Ferocious winds helped it quickly spread.
"He admitted to playing with matches and accidentally starting the fire," Hecht said in a statement.
The boy was released to his parents, and the case will be presented to the district attorney's office, Hecht said. It was not clear if he had been arrested or cited by detectives.
Sen. Harry Reid could not be reached for comment, despite claiming that global warming was to blame for last week's wildfires.
And unless the boy was an agent for Blackwater, I feel pretty confident that the wildfires had nothing to do with that company, despite what some leftist loons had to say as well.