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Possible Arson Suspect Is Released

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A possible suspect in one of the large wildfires burning in the San Diego area was detained for questioning today but released after it was determined he was not involved, authorities reported.

The man -- whose name was not released -- was taken into custody in Escondido in the mid-afternoon, police Lt. Mike Kearney said.

Within hours, investigators had questioned and released the man, city spokeswoman Joyce Masterson said.

Read updates on the San Diego County Wildfires here: Thursday San Diego County Firestorm Coverage.

—City News Service

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