Arson suspect detained, released

ESCONDIDO (CNS) – A possible suspect in one of the large wildfires burning in the San Diego area was detained for questioning Thursday 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.

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