OC Firefighter's Son Arrested, Accused of 3 Arsons

The 19-year-old is accused of starting brush fires in Southern California

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    Gabriel Castillo, 19, is accused of setting three brush fires in Orange County last week. The local community was shocked to discover he was the son of a veteran firefighter. Gadi Schwartz reports from Anaheim Hills for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2013.

    The 19-year-old son of a firefighter was arrested on suspicion of starting three brush fires, authorities said Monday.

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    Gabriel Michael Castilllo, 19, has been arrested on the suspicion of lighting a string of fires in the Anaheim Hills last week. His father is a firefighter. Gadi Schwartz reports from Irvine for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2013.

    Gabriel Michael Castillo, 19, of Anaheim Hills, Calif. was booked into Orange County Jail. He allegedly started three fires in Yorba Linda last week, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    No one was injured, and no structures were damaged in the fires, officials said.

    Castillo is the son of an 18-year veteran Orange County Fire Authority firefighter stationed in Santa Ana, according to the statement.

    The Orange County Fire Authority began investigating the case but handed over the investigation to the Sheriff's Department upon learning of Castillo's connection to a firefighter.

    Anyone with information about the case can call sheriff's investigators at 714-647-7000.

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