Teen charged with arson in truck fire

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5:46pm

Fire investigators said they arrested 18-year-old Vidal Garcia on Wednesday for allegedly setting a 2000 GMC Sierra on fire at 404 Link Dr.

The vehicle fire was reported by a neighbor, who extinguished the fire before fire crews arrived on the scene, according to the report. The owner stated his neighbor alerted him of flames coming from the gas tank filler cap area. Arson investigators were called out to the scene and Garcia was later arrested on arson charges. No injuries were reported.

The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to report any fire related crimes or suspicious activity in their neighborhood. To report a fire related crime please call (915) 832-4439 or the Fire Marshal’s Office at (915) 485-5699.

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