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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Starting a Brush Fire

On January 27 at 4:24 p.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department and the City of Carlsbad Fire Department were called to the area of El Camino Real and the 78 east bound freeway on ramp for a report of a brush fire.  

Engines from the Carlsbad Fire Department, Vista Fire Department and the Oceanside Fire Department responded to the area and extinguished the fire.

The California Highway Patrol responded to assist due to reports of a male subject possibly responsible for the brush fire walking on the 78 freeway.

The male subject was taken into custody and was positively identified by witnesses on scene.

The subject was identified as 39-year-old Ray Kersey from Oceanside. Kersey was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for unlawfully causing a fire. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

For more information
Sergeant Gary Marshall, 760-931-2136 or gary.marshall@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Reyes, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.reyes@carlsbadca.gov

January 27, 2018