Border Agents Arrest 3 Mexican Nationals for Starting Fire in California Wilderness

Photo Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

OCOTILLO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three undocumented individuals who started a fire in the Jacumba Wilderness region Monday.

At approximately 12:10 p.m., agents responded to the area of a fire in the Jacumba Wilderness Region. Agents located three unknown individuals in the vicinity of the fire and noticed the three individuals appeared to be dehydrated and without any water.

Local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the fire department, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) were notified and present on scene. The combined resources and firefighting efforts were able to control the fires.

EMS evaluated all three individuals and cleared them medically. All three individuals were arrested for illegal entry into the United States. They were taken into custody and transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center (CPC) for additional medical evaluations and further processing.

BLM interviewed the individuals at the CPC and it was determined the three individuals were the cause of the fire.


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