BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A 12-year-old girl has been arrested after four separate fires were intentionally set Friday in a heavily wooded area near the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, authorities said.
Berkeley police said the young girl was arrested after emergency personnel were able to identify her as a suspect. Her name was not released because she is a juvenile.READ MORE: CHP Seeks Suspects in Deadly Saturday Freeway Shooting in Concord
According to police, she has been tied to four separate fires in the area of Cedar Street and La Vereda Road that were intentional started between 10:22 a.m. until 7:28 p.m.
It began with a small grass fire on the 1600 block of La Vereda Road, which neighbors were able to extinguish. At 2 p.m., another fire was reported in the grassy area along Cedar Path — pathway between La Loma Avenue and La Vereda Road.READ MORE: Family of Delivery Man Slain in Walnut Creek Demands More Arrests for Suspect's Friends
While handling the Cedar Path fire, emergency personnel learned of a second fire of dried leaves on the 1600 block of La Vereda Road. At 7:28 pm, emergency personnel responded to a structure fire on the 2700 block of Cedar Street.
“We are thankful that no was seriously injured by the fires,” police said in a news release.MORE NEWS: Bootleg Fire Update: Massive Blaze Stirs Up Turbulent Weather System; Tornado Rips Through Forestland
Fire danger is extremely high in the Berkeley Hills after months of drought conditions