Berkeley police arrest juvenile following fires in Berkeley Hills

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Berkeley Police Department officers arrested a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly involved in four separate fires in the Berkeley Hills.

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As California continues into the fire season, Berkeley emergency personnel arrested a 12-year-old girl allegedly connected to four separate fires in the Berkeley Hills on Friday.

The first fire, a small grass fire, began at 10:22 a.m. on the 1600 block of La Vereda Road and was extinguished by nearby residents, according to a Berkeley Police Department Nixle alert. The second, reported at 2 p.m., took place along Cedar Path, located between La Loma Avenue and La Vereda Road.

Emergency personnel responded to two more fires later in the day, including a second fire at the 1600 block of La Vereda Road and one fire on the 2700 block of Cedar Street, the alert adds.

“During the warmer months, we must all remain alert of the dangers of fire during this period of increased fire risk,” the alert reads. “We are thankful that no was seriously injured by the fires.”

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