2 men arrested in probe of Los Angeles brush fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities say two men have been arrested for allegedly igniting a brush fire targeting a homeless encampment.

Police and fire department statements say prosecutors will be asked Wednesday to bring charges of attempted murder and arson against Daniel Michael Nogueira and Bryan Antonio Araujocabrera, who are both 25.

The fire erupted Aug. 25 in the hilly Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and spread into suburban Glendale, threatening homes and forcing evacuations before it was contained.

The Fire Department says arson investigators determined the brush fire was an attack targeting people living in the homeless encampment.

It’s not clear whether the two men have retained defense attorneys.

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